I've somehow managed to stretch my Lotusland visit into eight blog posts — I wasn't stalling — I just wanted to include as many photos of this magical and wondrous place as I possibly could. Today is that eighth and final post.
These photos were taken throughout the garden and are in order in which I took them. They just didn't work into any of my earlier, area-specific, posts.
And that! It was closed (locked) but oh how I would have loved to venture inside. Or even better have brought it home. The look of it reminded me a little of the one I saw in Barbara Blossom Ashmun's garden.
So stylish, every bit of it.
I love large, low bowls.
This one appears to be growing right out of a rock.
Fabulous Aloe plicatilis...(or whatever it is that they're calling it these days, since it's no longer an Aloe)...
Furcraea macdougalii, I believe?
Wow...a forest of Beaucarnea!
And these cuties...
At first I thought this was a section devoted to the ocean-themed Agaves; Squid (Agave bracteosa) and Octopus (Agave vilmoriniana)... but that's not A. vilmoriniana but rather A. gypsophila, oh well, it was a fun idea.
Blooming Cactus (sorry, I couldn't find a sign)
Scadoxus multiflorus, I believe.
Now this may be the only part of the garden that I just don't "get"...
I love the idea, but where it falls short is that it's not completely over the top. There shouldn't just be a few giant shells, but they should be piled on top of each other. At least that's my vision.
I do love the wall with it's planting pockets.
To sparse, to "spaced"...
Time was getting on so we just did a quick pass through the fern garden.
Enough time to fall under the spell of the tree ferns, and wish we could have a forest at home.
And finally a section I missed during my first visit in 2009.
Such a Mediterranean vignette...
The water stairs...
And thus ends our visit to Lotusland! I hope you've enjoyed the in-depth look at the garden. If you missed an earlier post here are links to them all: Part One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six and Seven (this being the Eighth).
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