5/22/08

The California Trip, Part Seven: Lotusland

Of course we visited Lotusland. I filled my camera's memory card during the two-hour tour, and the camera wasn't even set to highest res. There is so much to say about this garden--but what really stands out is the repetition of plants. Walking along a large drift of old Beaucarnea recurvata was something I won't forget.

Pictorially speaking, this is a mere sampling.

Hymenosporum flavum Pittosporaceae

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9 comments:

Pam/Digging said...

Fantastic and fantastical! I've never heard of this place, but now I'd love to see it in person.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

That lion would eat BOTH of my lions for breakfast! *grin*

I really love that urn of dripping succulents in the middle of the sheared-wall-shrub circle. Wow.

Phillip said...

I have read so much about this place. Thanks for sharing!

gintoino said...

What a fantastic place to visit. I'm really enjoying this California trip. Thanx for sharing it with us.
Is that Aloe plicatilis in the last picture. They are beautiful!

lisa said...

Wow! I love that succulent "tree" in the middle of the brickwork...at first it looked like an actual fountain. I dig that statuary too.

Gardener of La Mancha said...

Awesome. I too love the succulent enclosed in the hedge, as well as the bromeliad forest (!) and the aloe (?) at the end. And, as a Californian, I'm ashamed to say I've never heard of Lotusland. Thanks for the enlightenment.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

By the way, think I could find a clamshell like that in Lake Erie? That would be SWEET in my garden! :D

Jenn said...

Sweet. One of these days I will have to make something of a pilgrimage and get up there to see that. Lotusland is a fantasm. Too much for the camera, I suspect.

Great shots!

Christopher C. NC said...

Frankly I am a bit concerned. This visit to Lotusland could exacerbate your Seussian tendancies.