There's a small botanical garden on the outskirts of San Luis Obispo (or SLO, as it is known, Californians adore acronyms! And San Luis Obispo is a bit of a mouthful, so it's certainly worthy of one.)
They had a great collection of aloes here, I took some photos. It seems whenever I photograph plants lately it's late in the day, so the light isn't great, but the plants are so interesting I thought I'd post them for the gardeners and nature-lovers among you.
These are just some sort of flower:
I had wondered what these were when I saw them in L.A., and found out that they are a type of aloe. There were several varieties of these tall flowering ones, here are a couple:
Loved the patterns of these twisty ones, I think this is an aloe too, it was in that section anyway:
These below are narcissus, aren't they?
More aloes, the second one looks kind of like the donkey tail plant, not sure if it is:
This one's kind of like a tall, woody donkey tail plant:
One of the cacti:
Another aloe, forget the name: