Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Post Freeze: Aloe Was Blooming in December

Well, by golly, I guess this proves that Soap Aloe (Aloe maculata) blooms don't like 28 degree nights.  Think the plant itself likely suffered some damage but it tends to handle that level of cold fairly well.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Aloe Blooms in December

The Soap Aloe (Aloe maculata) that started blooming in mid-November is still going strong.

But my garden has been flirting with freezing temperatures, and tonight should finally see it get down to near 28 degrees.  Typically, I leave all my in-ground plants unprotected down to this temperature, and only cover if it dips even lower.  But it will be interesting to see how the Aloe blooms fares.