Monday, February 15, 2016

February Bloom Day at the Ruth Bancroft Garden

 This month Bloom Day takes a road trip to the venerable Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek. My own garden hasn't got much going on this month, I have so many renovations in process the early spring view has suffered.How many times can I take a photo of the same Hellebore ?  Here then are Aloes and a few others that caught my cameras eye. Full disclosure-these images were taken yesterday.

Aloe 'Creamsicle '

 The pergola was still sporting it's winter frost cover. The plant labels were not accessible, and due to my spotty Aloe naming skills I have no ID to share.

The A. marlothii inside the covered tunnel had yet to bloom, while the 8 footer in the open garden was showing off .

The tag was elusive on this one, but I think it's mighty cute .

Aloe microstigma

I love the blooms of Aloe striata as they emerge.

The spectacular Aloe ferox arborescens I believe.

Aloe mutabilis ? Moving towards the end of it's run

 A few unknowns

Aloe framsii

Aloe capitata.

 Some non-Aloe blooms were in display as well.
    Leucadendron 'Ebony'

 NOID , a Grevillea of some sort I presume.

Bulbine just coming into bloom.

 Be sure to visit May Dreams Gardens to get your February bloom-fix from around the globe. Happy Bloom Day !