Carol's lawn-turned-garden in Texas (12 photos)
http://www.finegardening.com/item/30460/carols-lawn-turned-garden-i...
I have lived in west Texas and Central Texas, and I had beautiful gardens in each place. I never thought I would see a garden like this one in Texas. I don't see where she lives. I wonder?

She wrote, "I use mostly natives and drought tolerant plants. 'Country Girl' chrysanthemum, purple aster, Salvia leucantha, and plumbago are the stand-outs this time of year . . . with coral vine scampering over everything it can reach. I don't have much luck growing food, but did buy a 'Carnavale' apple recently that I'm espaliering on the back fence. A fig tree has just replaced a persimmon that didn't make it through the summer."

Views: 115

Replies to This Discussion

Beautiful.  Hope the edibles do well.

That garden is beautiful, and from the sounds of it, sparing on the water supply.  I hope to see more gardens like this as people become less obsessed with golf-course-like lawns and more enthusiastic about horticultural diversity.

Very beautiful! And very sensible to use plants that match the local climate; the look wonderful! Happy cat to prove that it's a good home - Mark Twain knew that - thanks for posting, Joan! 

Beautiful.  I can dream ... and just keep planting. It's encouraging to know that even in 100 degree heat something can look that lush.  Native/heat/drought tolerant plants is the only way to go. 

RSS

About

line

Update Your Membership :

Membership

line

Nexus on Social Media:

Latest Activity

Peter Kornis commented on Stephen Goldin's group Science Fiction/Fantasy Atheists
6 minutes ago
Joan Denoo replied to Adam's discussion Funding
20 minutes ago
Joan Denoo replied to Adam's discussion Funding
22 minutes ago
Patricia commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
47 minutes ago
Joan Denoo commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
55 minutes ago
Patricia commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
1 hour ago
Plinius commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
1 hour ago
Patricia commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
4 hours ago

© 2018   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: The Nexus Group.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service