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Blazing oxblood lilies, new Moby, & cool bugs

Wow, what gorgeous weather we’ve been having: sunny, low humidity, and perfect for getting outside, whether to plant, doze in a chair, or just gaze at the garden as it moves into its second spring. The showiest plants in my garden this week are the oxblood lilies (Rhodophiala bifida) massed in the raised beds behind the house. They come up around the toothy, fleshy leaves of soap aloe (Aloe maculata).
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