Far Out Flora

Baby Zoe Aloe Is Here!


Baby Zoe & Megan

After nearly two extra weeks of waiting, gorgeous Zoe Aloe (due August 30th) arrived on September 11th at 4:40PM weighing in at 7lbs 10ozs. We weren’t going to give her a botanical name, but couldn’t resist Aloe. Just check out all the cool species blooming in Berkeley in this old post, and even more going nuts in Huntington Garden here. Before moving to California we had no idea that Aloes even had flowers, but they soon became one of our favorite succulents. For tons more pics of Zoe check out our flickr set here. Here are a few more of our faves:


Matti & Zoe

Zoe Aloe



  1. Congratulations! And what a great name! I love “Aloe” – very cool.

  2. Congratulations! She’s a doll, and as I’m sure you’ll hear from many others I think that name is perfect.

  3. Congratulations! What a cutie!

  4. She’s beautiful and you guys look so happy. I got all misty seeing these pics. Congratulations

    P.s. I love the name.

  5. Wow, super cute. Félicitations et bienvenue Aloe !

  6. Awwwwww so gorgeous! Best moment ever when a babe is born. I love the ecstatic looks on your faces XD

  7. She is gorgeous and I love her name! Congratulations!

  8. Oh my goodness you guys, she is so beautiful! And I love the photos! Can’t wait to see more on Flickr! You both are going to be wonderful parents!

  9. Congrats your family is growing and glowing she is just beautiful. How special
    to have a super plant name and so cool of her parents to realize such a great
    strong beautiful plant to name her after, always on the cutting edge !! She will’
    grow up loving her garden & all that her parents have planted before her.
    Keep those garden and baby photos coming over the web we love them all.

  10. LOVE the beautiful name, and what a sweet, sweet, baby. Love new parent pics. Your happiness definitely shows through in the photos. Congrats!

  11. Enjoy every moment throughout the years with your beautiful daughter… life with a child is amazing and makes us, as parents, become better humans. Lucky babe… lucky Mom and Dad! (Sleep whenever possible!)

  12. She is manifest! Congrats!

  13. Congrats you guys! The happy day finally arrived! Yahoo! Here’s wishing you each one all the best!. Cute name too!

  14. Could Matti’s smile have gotten any bigger? Apparently! Zoe Aloe is a perfect beauty. Congrats to all three of you. After enduring that long hot summer, Megan, you done good!

  15. Congrats! Very cute addition to your family and I love her name. I can see your mom and your uncle Dennis in your face. Think this is the first close-up pix of you that I’ve seen.

  16. precious photo of your little one. what joy. love the name.

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