According to the Lotusland website there are more than 140 kinds of aloes in the Aloe Garden.
While I enjoy wandering the paths and admiring the aloes I find the pool and clam shell fountains are my main draw to this part of the garden.
From the website: "A shallow kidney-shaped pool, dating from when Erastus and Marie Gavit owned the property (1915 – 1939), is one of Lotusland’s most recognizable features. Madame Walska converted it into a white-bottomed “abalone shell pond” with two large cascading fountains of giant clam shells. The brick pathways here are also from the Gavit era, and a row of Chilean wine palms (Jubaea chilensis), also dating to the estate’s earliest days"
Okay, on to the aloes...
My visit was last April, several aloes were in bloom...but since I'm aloe-ignorant you'll get no ID from me.
And we're back at the abalone shell pool...
I love its over the top, "why the hell not" nature.
I would definitely have a clam shell fountain in my garden, if I had a pond, and giant clam shells. Would you?
Time to make my exit...
One last look back.
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