Saturday, January 30, 2010

Botanical garden, San Luis Obispo

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:


Fan aloe:


Another aloe, forget the name:



  1. Those cacti are ridiculous. Do they know this? Do they blush constantly in their ridiculousness? Crazy plants.

  2. Your photo tour reminds me of my vist to a botanical garden in San Diego a few years ago. In fact many of your stories are bringing back lovely memories of that visit. I'm really enjoying them.