In the last post I show'd you how to make Succulent pumpkins. And it was really fun being on Good Day Sacramento. My week started off great but then bang. And I mean bang! I was on my way to my back doctor. I had just gotten an iced tea from McDonalds and was waiting to pull out on a main street. All of a sudden I felt like a rag doll whipped back and forward. Someone in a truck had come behind me and his foot slipped off the brake and hit the gas. I was rear ended!
I took photos with my phone and we exchanged information. He kept saying how sorry he was. Really, he was such a nice man. And I understand how accidents can happen. But I can't help from from being (sorry to say) pissed off. I drove home, called the insurance company and then my son came to get me and take me to Urgent Care. Thank goodness my front yard project is 90% finished. Because I will be laid up for a while.
Just had to let you all know what was happening. I went out and took a couple of shots here and there. I am working on a big post about my front yard re-do. But wanted to say hi!
This is one of two large Agave lophantha v. quadricolor that are in my new bed! Don't you love these. When I took this one out of it's pot it had 17 babies. I will be planting these all over as I love the color they add.
A little vignette in my new front planter. This is an experiment.
I have a couple of these planted now and they do great in the hot sun. We will see how they handle the cold. It's Euphorbia mauritanica. Also called the Pencil Milk bush. Dave's Garden says it's good in my area!
I was really inspired by Julia Bell at the Succulent Extravaganza. There are 3 of these pots built into rock walls I built.
The nights are getting colder and some succulents are getting great stress colors. Like this Graptoveria Fred Ives.
This Echeveria Mahogany Rose is duplicating like crazy! I love it and it loves my garden.
This Echeveria Coral Glow is right next to the Mahogany Rose. They really like each other's company. Don't you love the variation on the leave color.
I transplanted this Cylindropuntia spp. Mini Cholla from a location near a walkway. I don't know what I was thinking in the first place putting it there. But now it is out of the way.
Now I'm going to share some cool new aloes with you. This is Aloe Viper. It is a Kelly Griffin hybrid. Love the texture of the leaves. And the bumps are a different color.
I was feeling artistic when I took this photo of the bloom of Aloe rudikope hyb. 'Little Gem'.
Here is the whole plant. Aloe rudikope hyb. 'Little Gem' is a happy plant. I have three of these and got them at Waterwise Botanicals. They multiply, stay smallish and flower a lot.
Here is another Kelly Griffin hybrid called Aloe Coral Fire. Isn't she gorgeous! Check out the leaf edges.
Coral Fire has a bloom. Can't wait to see how it develops.
Okey dokey. Hope everyone is well. I'm going to start working on my next post. Details of the front yard redo.
It's Another Beautiful Day!