Gasteria nigricans monstrose is a very nice specimen in the Aloe-Gasteria-Haworthia family. At first I thought it might be a hybrid, with that random pattern of leaves, maybe a Gasteraloe or a Gasterworthia. It turns out it is a monstrose of a regular fan-shaped gasteria. And it’s lost its spots. Now that’s something.
Plus, the store is back open after our very short, 1-week winter break. It’s getting shorter every year. Next year I think we’ll be down to 2 days off. Now that will be something.
So here’s wishing you a Happy new Year and a healthy 2010. Will you call it Two thousand ten or Twenty ten? Only time will tell.