If you would like to be temporarily transported out of the doldrums of winter, then let me introduce you to Lotusland. While I haven't been there in person, I became acquainted with this spectacular garden last year in the Martha Stewart Living
March issue, and it has been on my list of gardens to visit ever since. Lotusland is 37 acres with 17 gardens, all nestled in California's swank Montecito. While the grounds are quite impressive, to truly understand the gardens, you should first become acquainted with the garden's creator, Madame Ganna Walska.