The Wright Garden in the Little Forest Hills neighborhood featured a modern home with a no-lawn front yard which included a stock tank vegetable garden.
The front yard is decomposed granite.
Stock tanks for growing vegetables filled the front yard.
Agaves in the gravel. I was surprised by the number of agaves I saw on tour in Dallas.
The house is set well back from the street leaving plenty of room for the edible front garden.
Nearer the house a steel fence enclosed a front courtyard.
Rose climbing on the fence.
Groundcover in the shade.
Weeping atlas cedar for sculptural interest. These grow well in Dallas, but not where I live in south Texas.
This photo tricks the brain a bit and requires a little visualization, it's a cut piece of limestone fitted on the corner of the house. I surmise this stone keeps people from kicking the wall?
A wood deck walkway leads to the back yard. This view looks toward the front.
A deck with seating matches the front
View of the seating deck from the yard.
These metal grate stairs looked good with the house and garden but they moved around when I stepped on them making them feel unstable.
In the back along the fence are beehives.
There's a bit of glare, but I wanted to show the back of the house with its screened porch on the top floor.
A look at the xeric border bed leading back to the street along the driveway.
Now for something a bit different. I noticed many visitors were avoiding the crowded street by leaving through the neighbor's garden so I followed their lead and took photos of this pretty Texas-style cottage garden next door.
On to the next-next door cottage which was also a lawnless gravel front yard with agaves, desert willows, and Mexican feather grass.
In my next post we'll tour a large garden designed for family fun around a beautiful old Craftsman home.