Ganna Walska Lotusland in Montecito, California was previously featured on BPotD, so if you missed that entry, I’d encourage you to read it. Of particular relevance to today’s image were the sentences alluding to Ganna Walska being a bold personality. What could be bolder than an Agave border? The same theme is seen throughout Lotusland – plants usually seen as specimen plants or in small groupings are displayed en masse, and the effect is stunning.
Entomology / horticulture resource link: Discovered via the Librarians’ Internet Index, Insect Pheromones: Mastering Communication to Control Pests – “…explores the trail of research that ultimately led to the design of pheromone-based pest management. The story behind the measures that are beginning to transform agriculture provides a dramatic example of how science works, by illustrating how basic research produces knowledge that can lead to practical results of human benefit.”