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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lotusland Tour: Tropical Garden, Dracaena Trees, and More!

I'm going to share a couple of stories which our docent told when I visited Lotusland last May on a foggy morning. We'll start with the magnificent Cycad Garden. Cycads are prehistoric plants and winding through the paths gives you a feeling you're touring through Jurassic Park.

Cycad Garden

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Lotusland Tour: Japanese Garden, Aloe Vera, and More!

First, a couple of interesting tidbits to share with you before moving on to the visuals.  According to one of my docents, Madame Walska could be quite impatient and had strong opinions and designs ideas of her own but would quickly soften.  She gave her gardeners regular bonuses (I like that!) and bequeathed them in her will.  

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Lotusland Tour: Bromeliads, Cacti, and Euphorbia Gardens

Lotusland… need I say more?  This is one of the most famous gardens in the world and right here in our back yard. Locating in Santa Barbara, California, here is a closer look at the gardens located inside. Enjoy our Lotusland tour!

How Did Lotusland Come Into Existence?

We’re In Orchid Country

Could it be 2013?   Darn right it is - so let's start this year out with visions of orchids and more orchids.   I'm still under that "in between Christmas and New Year's haze" so lots of colorful photos will help to snap me right back.  There are quite a few large orchid nurseries right here in the Santa Barbara area which I frequent whenever I want a little visual stimulation and floral ooh la la.  Lucy and I have been shooting videos at Seaside Gardens... Read more