Just a week shy of the 1 year anniversary and I'm wrapping up coverage of last year's trip to Lotusland. We'll start with a few random photos and then move on to the cactus garden. Here's a blooming Kumara plicatilis, formerly Aloe plicatilis...
Furcraea macdougallii, I believe.
I covet that greenhouse.
That segmented cactus looks like a fake, don't you think?
And we enter the cactus garden...
"This extensive collection of columnar cacti was donated to Lotusland in 1999 by Merritt Dunlap, a longtime friend of Madame Walska. Dunlap began his collection in 1929 and grew approximately 40 percent of the plants from seed." (source)
Sadly I cannot name any of these striking specimans.
It feels quite otherworldly to walk here, especially when you're all alone.
That's where the alien ship lands to take all these columnar cactus back home.
Yes, it's soft. I couldn't help but touch.
Hey have a seat, turn your back on those two and there's no telling what they might do.
And this my friends, is the end of my coverage of Lotusland, circa 2019. If you haven't ever visited, you really should.
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