Picture post

29 May

Schizopetalon walkeri. An annual native to dunes along the Chilean coast. It has curiously frilled leaves and petals and a slight scent of marzipan. New for me this year. It’s been easy to grow, like many annuals.

Lotus berthelotti, otherwise known as parrot’s bill. Another new one for me. The contrast with the tonal leaves and slate mulch is just what I was hoping for. In time it should distract a bit of attention from the bricks.

Aloe striatula. This is the hardiest of the aloes, and much hardier than A. vera, the common one. It’s responded better to its new situation than have the other plants in the bed. It was clearly growing even during the weeks of rain in April and early May.


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