Thursday, February 20, 2014

a day in the life of a tree

Feel the wind burn through my skin
The pain, the air is killing me
For years my limbs stretched to the sky
A nest for birds to sit and sing

well I was watching the news last night oh boy...the English army has just won the war..and though the news was rather sad, well I just had to laugh....

and do you know why I laughed? KEYT had a very interesting story about Lotusland...the once private now public garden in Montecito with the pink walls...up by Cold Springs school

Victoria Sanchez did the honors and I was that how you want but the point is LOTUSLAND likes weeds!!! this is direct contrast to the Botanic Garden..turned into a beer garden and restaurant by some punk conservative nativists and boozehounds, their philosophy is wholly I've said before the Botanic Garden was never intended for native-only nonsense..and certainly not intended as a beer garden

ok, but Lotusland is different..the story by Victoria highlighted the drought and the gal who oversees the flowers explained that she likes weeds on the lawns and there's no reason to try to kill them all...she says Lotusland has flowers from all over the world and there's no need to fear or demonize them..many of the foreign flowers are naturally drought resistent like the succulents and some other leafy ground covers...

Ganna Walska Lotusland, a 37-acre botanical wonder containing subtropical and tropical plants from around the world. It is one of the great gardens of America...

innagannadavita baby! I looked into this I saw her..this Ganna lady and she blew me away...Lotusland has one thing the Botanic Garden does not..MUSIC!!

Ganna Walska was an opera singer and a babe: Madame Ganna Walska, a well-known Polish opera singer and socialite, purchased the estate in 1941 and spent the next 43 years creating Lotusland. The spectacular collections of exotic plants throughout the 37-acre property are a very personal expression of Walska’s penchant for the dramatic, the unexpected, and the whimsical. After her death in 1984, Lotusland became a nonprofit botanical garden and opened to the public in 1993.

Lotusland’s outstanding educational programs serve the local community and its innovative horticultural practices are shared with botanic gardens and garden-lovers around the world.

you won't find the folks at Lotusland writing silly articles in the News-Press about demon plants or all the beer parties they have in, Lotusland has a vision from an opera singer... and this is one non-profit that is doing it right..

I think she was awesome!!

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