The Progressive Horticultural Philosophy of Lotusland

Originally posted by r0llcake Gardening Responsibility In recent decades, science has shown how destructive the use of fungicides, pesticides, and inorganic fertilizers can be. These products ruin fragile soil ecosystems and cause harm to both people and animals while polluting nearby water sources. Recognizing the importance of gardening responsibly, the conservationists at Ganna Walska Lotusland … More The Progressive Horticultural Philosophy of Lotusland

The Blue Garden at Ganna Walska’s Lotusland

Madame Ganna Walska created a number of elaborate and impressive gardens at Lotusland, her estate in Santa Barbara, California. The property now offers tours and other activities related to its unique plant collections. One of the most impressive creations at Lotusland is the Blue Garden, which Madame Walska began designing in 1948. Working in collaboration … More The Blue Garden at Ganna Walska’s Lotusland

The Cycad Garden at Ganna Walska Lotusland

 Located in Santa Barbara, California, Lotusland preserves and expands the historic estate of Madame Ganna Walska, who amassed an impressive collection of rare flowers and created exquisite gardens. While the Lotusland gardens comprise numerous plant collections, the cycad collection remains among the most celebrated. This collection, which is regarded as the most complete of any … More The Cycad Garden at Ganna Walska Lotusland