The winter protection was still on many of the Aloes in the garden. The boxes and tents add a comical architectural element to the look of the place.
And as always, I enjoyed photographing the wonderful wacky succulents in this extensive collection. The textures of the cacti and succulents are lovely layered upon one another and the details of these plants are what I enjoy the most. Fine hairs, robust spines, strange shapes, all are so fun to photograph.
The spiraling of Euphorbia flanaganii, Medusa Head Euphorbia, is quite nice.
A soon-to-be gigantic Agave flower. I love them when they start shooting up. They look like asparagus spears for the Jolly Green Giant.
Miscellaneous spines and prickles:
And Claire noticed that the Glottiphyllum longum seed was germinating right in its intricate pods. I love Glottiphyllum longum, it looks as if it should be growing in the ocean with fish darting between the leaves.
It is always an enjoyable trip out to The Ruth Bancroft Garden. Always something new to see!