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Aloe arborescens = Awesome

January 23, 2015 by Megan Speckmann | 0 comments

The succulent garden at the SF Botanical Garden

It’s that magical time of the year when all the giant clumps of Aloe arborescens are full of flowers. Go to the SF Botanical Garden now to see all this awesomeness.

Cool coral Aloe arborenscens

I’ve always liked the corally colored guy in the upper succulent garden. The entire garden is looking pretty great right now.

Zoe Aloe

You may not know this, but we gave our child the middle name Aloe. Check out this link for more posts about aloes. We like them a lot.  Here are a few more reasons you should get over to the garden for the aloe fun fest:

More succulenty Aloe goodness

More crazy blooms

Boogie faced Zoe Aloe

Zoe turned 2 in September and is very silly.

Baby Zoe Aloe Is Here!

September 16, 2012 by Megan Speckmann | 16 Comments

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