I spent the morning as "plant person" at the home on Forest Trail, in the heart of Tarrytown. This splendid Confederate jasmine, forms a canopy over the doorway that once was an entry into their garage.
When the homeowners purchased the property they purchased a 40' wide strip of land adjacent to the house creating a wide grass corridor with planting on either side. This leads down to this water feature. Amazingly the neighbors on the street behind and one house over have built a similar water feature and the the gardens are integrated to form one communal area.
Next stop and just around the corner on Bridle Path the front has been transformed from a sea of blacktop and grass to provide a place for the homeowners to walk and sit under the large, stately oak trees.
We have no shortage of rocks in Austin and this garden had some beauties. What a place to sit and enjoy a margarita!
A grouping of succulents and grasses soften the edges of the gravel steps contained in metal risers. We are starting to see the use of more metal in the gardens and this application is one of my favorites.
On to the garden on Sinclair Avenue.
The small front garden was created only 3 years ago although it looks as though it has been there forever. The center piece is a large yucca which is surrounded by grasses, aloes and agaves.
Just inside the low fence a granite pathway leads past an Anacacho orchid tree around the house.
I now took a detour over to Bonnie's house to pick up two cucumber plants. What a surprise to see her cholla, in the street swale, was flowering. Glad I got to see it. Bonnie, it's a beauty.