This blog’s M.O. is pretty simple: All plants, all the time. AGO uses the WordPress theme Twenty-Ten. Unless otherwise specified, no financial relationship exists between AGO and the businesses mentioned within its posts.

(In her spare time, Denise Maher roams the nurseries and botanical gardens of Los Angeles and has been at play in her own frost-free garden in Long Beach, California, since 1989, lot size about 5,750 square feet, about a mile from the Pacific Ocean, at a latitude that makes it one of the world’s Mediterranean climate regions. Winter rainfall averages approximately 15 inches a year, summers are dry — oh, so dry.)

Aloe polyphylla, or the Spiral Aloe, an elusive, temperamental, on-and-off garden denizen, photo by MB Maher


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