There's a show of pink fireworks going on just outside the nursery these days. The carpet of Aloe spinossisima burst into bloom during the holidays, hoisting dozens of pink rockets into the air just above these densely clumping aloes three feet high. Aloe spinosissima is great for a low hillside or the bank of a ditch, because of its tightly packed nature, and when it pops into bloom in winter, it's a knockout.
If you're driving anywhere near Succulent Gardens in the next few weeks, be sure to take a spin along Elkhorn Road to enjoy the sight of the Aloe spinosissima blooms. The plants you see here are available for purchase, in clumps of any size. Price varies by size.