It’s been more than a week of blogging about non-native shrubs and native shrubs and trees too and even blooming California native perennials. Now we see the real reason you come to my blog – for the pictures of the succulents. What, no cacti? Not yet. Be patient.

The blooms have finally started opening! Aren’t they stunning!

aloe speciosa

Here’s where I last blogged them about to open.

And here’s a closeup, because you want to really get right in there and see them that close up.

aloe speciosa closeup

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