We're back at the Santa Barbara garden of John Bleck. Yesterday I showed you the sides of the back garden, along the edges, but skipped the center. Oh the center! There are lath structures chock full of plants in the center of the garden. Furthest out from the house is a square, four-sided structure. You can see one side of it below, where the lady in the grey vest is standing.
Here's another view of what she was looking at, in front of the guy in the white t-shirt. Behind him is the second structure which housed an amazing tillandsia collection and a work bench area.
Let's look closer at the four-sided structure first...
So many treasures!
This photo may help you understand how the four parts fit together. It's really one big square.
On to the tillandsia building...
And the work space...
And more tillandsia!
It was mind-boggling really.
I wonder if he has his entire collection cataloged?
Along one of the long perimeter side fences there was a series of benches loaded with potted specimens.
Agave parviflora, dwarf.
Alas all good things must come to and end, and this is the end of our look at John Bleck's garden.
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