Living in Southern California, we don’t get winter like other parts of the world. Plants are green and living, not in dormant states for the most part. In a botanical garden, one of the real pleasures is seeing the sheer variety of plants! Last Friday, besides trees, I also did a barrel cactus, some red aloe (I think they are aloe), and a huge succulent that I always call “Audrey” from that strange and lovely life form in “Little Shop of Horrors.”
Barrel Cactus . . . these look like a weird squash.
Red Aloe . . . no lines!
Fortunately, these Audreys do not require feeding! Nor do they sing.