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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wednesday Vignette

Most of my tender plants go out to the greenhouse in the winter, but a handful come upstairs and spend the cold weather in the west-facing window of my guest bedroom. I look them over once a week to see if they might need watering. Most of them are succulents like Agaves, Aloes and Cactus that need very little care, and I notice little change in them.

But this morning I suddenly noticed a flower spike on the Aloe variegata, aka tiger aloe (it has wide, rigid, very stabby bits). It was a nice surprise for me, so I thought I'd share it as my Wednesday Vignette.

Tiger Aloe flower

And here, just for good measure, is my west-facing guest bedroom (comes with cat) window.

Anna at Flutter & Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette. You can see her current post here.


  1. Oh - cool! You just might have to move that one downstairs to give it its due admiration while it blooms. I used to have one of those, but managed to somehow kill it. I left it in my unheated garden shed last winter as it provides better light than anywhere in our house. Should have known better... my Agave attenuata died a sorry death, too in the same situation. But, that was a bear of a winter... brrrr!

  2. What a nice surprise! The plant must be happy - mine in the ground has never bloomed. And the cat appreciates the view too!

  3. Oh, that is fun to see those buds!

  4. You've got a way with Aloes, it seems they're blooming all the time! (where as mine rarely bloom)

  5. What a fun surprise for the new year! Loved the shot with the cat!

  6. What a nice collection of pots to have by the window.


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