In this courtyard there is one main planter with three wings. Planted in them are three trees and, also three benches. Also planted in this area is a grapevine which Foresteir pruned so that the vine would come out of the wall in three places. An interpretive sign explained that Forestiere pruned the grape vine in that manner to once again keep in mind the “quiet trinity”. As you may deduce, Foresteire was a horticulturist- in his planters he had oranges, lemons, grapefruit (even multiple varieties grafted onto a single tree) as well as other varieties as kumquat, loquat, jujube, strawberry, quince and dates. When we walked through the home many of the plants were loaded with fruit. Grapes are hanging off the vine under the oranges in the picture below.
In one of the courtyards is a large Victorian bathtub. The house also has a fishing pond as well as an aquarium and chapel. The owner also had it wired for electricity. After Foresteir died his family came from