Ganna Walska that is, the lady who created Lotusland.
I don't recall seeing this patio on my previous visits to Lotusland, I think it's tucked away, of the main pathway, just enough that most visitors miss it.
I've read that Ganna preferred living in the pavilion, adjacent to the main house, that would mean this patio was hers to enjoy.
I wonder what it looked like then? The furniture could be from that era...
But that tillandisa tree? Perhaps...
And who lives here now?
We were allowed to enter part of the house when viewing the origami exhibit (here).
The perfect centerpiece bromeliad, well, for a table at Lotusland.
Okay, let's look at the plantings in the narrow strip around the patio and house...
Tall cactus, clumping bromeliad (Aechmea recurvata v. recurvata?) short round cactus, repeat. Quite successful I think.
Yes I really did want to kick those rocks back in before taking this photo, but I resisted.
And have I mentioned how much I wish I could put bromeliads in the ground? Yes, I suppose I have...
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