The view from the street with Blackfoot Daisy, bush germander, and native ornamental grasses (possibly Lindheimer's Muhly). The euphorbia surprised since the sun kills mine. We didn't get a plant list at this stop so some guessing is involved.
Zoysia lawn, in excellent shape, surrounded by beds of drought tolerant plants.
Among my favorites is the use of teucrium in place of the Texas sage. I wondered how well it blooms though if it is kept trimmed. Many of these plants required jackhammers to dig the holes. That's how they plant in my neighborhood also.
Lantana spilling over the boulders
The yellow Thryallis was blooming and quite impressive since mine doesn't grow nearly as well. Love these combinations--simple yet very pretty. The owners had a contractor install the front yard since moving these large boulders into place is not a DIY project.
The landscaping is irrigated with sprinklers instead of drip irrigation.
Parking area plantings--very xeric. Beautyberry on the left, yucca, hesperaloe, autumn sage.
The salvia throughout is 'Indigo Spires' The same plants repeated around the lawn gives a unified look to the entire front yard.
The backyard has a large, fairly new, garden space for their personal garden.
Container planting is a common way to plant annual herbs around here because digging is not easy.
Birdhouses painted by the grandchildren hanging in the ashe juniper.
A bottle tree with a Mrs. Butterworth's bottle among others.
Pretty container planting along the path
Roses on the trellis and a greenhouse at the end of the garden.
Certified Wildlife Habitat
The neighborhood requires a conservation zone around the edge of the property.
A look over the fence to see the native landscape and how this looked before the house was built.
Back out front along the driveway
The winter jasmine is "skirted" to keep it in check. That's Russelia below.
Along the street native limestone was cut into a wall and topped with flat limestone. Rock garden plants grow in the crevices.
A very nice combination of xeriscape landscaping and family garden.
My thanks to Ragna for sharing her photos of the front yard for this post as I was busy looking and asking questions and missed a few spots.
The San Antonio Herb Society tour benefits culinary scholarships to St. Philip's College here in San Antonio. The San Antonio Herb Society also
We visited six gardens on the tour and tomorrow I'll complete the series.
For a look back at the Re-purposed garden click here.