The first garden is the Collins/Spalding garden in the Casa Linda neighborhood. This one could easily translate to my Central Texas region especially with this sign greeting us on the side of the backyard shed. Luckenbach is close to San Antonio and a long way from Dallas.
An inviting and colorful shed porch
The very large yard featured drifts of perennials set in just enough lawn for traversing and viewing the various garden areas. I liked the layout of this garden because the generous perennial beds flow out into the yard instead of hugging the fence line.
A rustic fence as a focal point adds structure to the bed and a background for the taller grasses in the middle.
Matching birdcages with colorful flowers in a nearby tree.
A Texas mosaic in one bed. Yes, I know, but we're Texans and this is what we do.
A look back at the shed near the gate.
Pretty orange bench creates another seating area near the back of the garden.
Across the way a galvanized table and benches are placed near the silver agave and veggie garden.
And this bright casual seating area around a fire pit. The tour also included displays by artists and artisans from the neighborhood and you can see paintings displayed in the background.
The seating area was centered on rays of concrete and surrounded with mulch. Fun end table.
Another view of the seating and garden beyond.
A nearby fountain was set on a concrete base similar to the firepit area.
A mulched pathway led out through another perennial garden
A rose covered trellis in the corner near the exit pathway.
My next post will feature The Wright Garden. a modern house with front yard stock tanks full of vegetables.