Succulents look great, save water, & can reduce fire danger!
Gana Walsa LOTUSLAND (www.Lotusland.org) in Santa Barbara consists of 37 acres of botanical gardens containing subtropical and tropical plants from around the world. Lotusland is home to several extraordinary collections including rare cycads, cacti, palms, and euphorbias. Other gardens feature ferns, aloes, succulents, lotuses, waterlilies, and bromeliads. Theme gardens include the blue garden, theatre garden, butterfly garden, and a Japanese garden. Other classic features include a topiary garden, a horticultural clock, the Neptune fountain, a parterre, and hedge allees. Below are some candid photos from my March, 2008 visit.
Entrance road, bordered by Agave Attenuata and Aloes
Some of the many giant, blue Agave Americana
Horticultural Clock: various Sedum surrounded by Senecio
Cactus Garden, transplanted from a San Diego estate in 2003