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Bloom Day March 2018

This past week has been showery.  Over the last four days we got 0.7" (18 mm) of rain, washing dust off the plants and making them sparkle.  Though our seasonal rainfall is still dismal, we're up to 3.45" (87 mm) for the season, with a bit more in the forecast. 

Dainty Echeveria agavoides flowers in the foreground.  

Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' has cheery yellow flowers, too. 
Even a modest amount of rain brings results on the front slope. 
Leucospermum 'Tango' against a blurred background of Aloe aff. megalacantha
Agave 'Joe Hoak' with its cloud of honey bees. 
The star  superstar of March, Leucospermum 'Yellow Bird'

Also mobbed by bees.  This is the first year for that.  Did the bees just discover Leucospermums, or did it take time for the plant to produce nectar adequate to lure them?

Aloe greatheadii has a tall flower stalk, the better to rise above grass in its native habitat and attract pollinators.  No grass here.
Aloe 'Fire Ranch'…

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