Lessons From Lotusland – Recorded Programs

Alluring Aloes
February 3, 2021
Paul Mills, Curator of the Living Collections and Tom Cole, Agroecology, Permagarden and Resilience Design consultant. Join us for a fascinating presentation about aloes and their habitats. Tom takes us on a journey through Africa with enriching stories about his discoveries and explorations. Paul discusses the showstopping winter-blooming Aloe Garden that includes a fascinating variety of over 160 species of Aloe. Hear about the genus Aloe and the creation of this iconic Lotusland collection.
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Circle of Life: Sustainable Horticulture
January 19, 2021
Corey Welles, Lotusland’s Plant Healthcare Expert discusses the philosophies, techniques, and materials employed at Lotusland for ecological balance and superior plant health. Topics include:
-Using Organic fertilizers
-Restricting pesticides to minimize ecological impact
-Avoiding the use of all chemical fertilizers
Lotusland’s sustainable horticulture program serve as a resource to the community, a teaching tool of pest practices in horticulture and other educational opportunities.
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Ganna Walska: Out of the Limelight and into the Garden
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
With endless energy and a lively intelligence, Madame Ganna Walska pursued a love of beauty, music, and self-realization. Her personal and professional commitments brought her in close contact with the cultural and social elite on two continents. Never comfortable with the role of socialite, she challenged women’s traditional roles, courageously living life on her own terms. Gladly stepping out of the limelight in the 1940s, Madame Walska devoted the remainder of her life developing the gardens of her Lotusland estate. Join Research Associate Rose Thomas for a presentation on the fascinating woman she has come to know through her work in the Lotusland archives.
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The Dunlap Cactus Collection and How it Came to Lotusland 
Monday, October 26, 2020
Spanning 70 years, this impressive collection of columnar cacti contains about 400 different species with nearly 300 that were new to Lotusland at the time of its arrival.
Join Curator of the Living Collections, Paul Mills, to hear about the history of the Dunlap Cactus Collection, the monumental task of moving it to Lotusland, and the construction of this iconic garden.
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