A welcoming Texas-style porch and shady front garden greets visitors from the street.
This colorful, San Antonio style fall vignette greets us at the entrance to the back garden
Concrete block planter with nursery pots for herbs
Deck for relaxing. I liked the colorful outdoor rug and everything else too.
A second "TexZen" style seating area with chiminea
Gravel and flagstone pathways lead you through the garden
Clay pipes used as planters
The potting bench is inspiring, I think I need to plan a larger area
Faces in an old window frame
The owner, a graphic artist, creates these beautiful angel faces with molds she makes at old cemeteries
The herb garden
Bougainvillea and cactus by the back gate
Bright color on the lamb's quarters (Chenopodium album), we saw this plant at several gardens
Striking euphorbia on display
Variegated grapefruit look almost like a gourd. Grapefruit is a bit hardier than most citrus. This one is from Fanick's nursery and I'm putting it on my list.
The owner's pet tortoise was entertaining vistors. the pen is temporary.
On the way out we paused to admire this stunning oak tree by the driveway.
We visited six gardens on this tour and tomorrow I'll share the "Urban Chic" garden in Southtown, a neighborhood near downtown undergoing revitalization. For a look back at "Cactus Marty's" stunning cactus and palm garden click here.