Our tour of the Breedlove garden in Casa Linda Estates begins with a beautiful stone and brick home on a very large lot.
Charming front porch with blooming climbing rose
Relaxing and inviting
The huge backyard had nice features with the cabana and pool.
I like the flagstones set in lawn around the pool which allows more permeable surface area
The cabana and limestone outdoor fireplace with all the amenities
The warm color scheme of the outdoor furniture is picked up by the plants.
They thoughtfully left the door open to the screened porch so we could peek inside
Next, the Pippin Garden in Little Forest Hills highlighted repurposed objects like these old window sashes on the fence.
This driftwood piece was found at a garage sale.
Whimsical serpent in the bed below
Festive, fun and casual, this area translates to many locales.
Colorful slag glass collection on display
Now on to Forest Hills and the Lee Garden. Presented here in collage form it was a large newer house in an older neighborhood with typically nice landscaping and plenty of lawn that most likely expresses the style of the landscape designer and maintenance company.
Still in Forest Hills the Sorrells garden also featured a landscaped pool area with a fountain this time with a bronze sculpture.
A pretty back porch vignette with cheerfully painted Adirondack chairs supporting a nearby parochial high school. The window trim color picks up the colorful theme and is a nice departure from the usual choices.
These pot hangers and repurposed items were part of a display by local artisans.
Bird sculptures made from old garden tools were available for sale
The Bevers garden in Forest Hills featured several nice water features like this rock and stream.
Details like the chimney and rough mortar gave the house a romantic feel.
The rough mortar detail continues around the house. A sculpture in the courtyard.
Container plantings and vintage glider in the same courtyard.
Around in the backyard a wheelbarrow holds plants
Tiered Italian Fountain adds elegance
With plastic shark in the pond below
Just in case we forget we're in Dallas one of the organizers drove around in this Cow Car.
I was told her garden has been on the tour in the past and I'll bet it was a fun one.
To take a look back the rest of the tour you can begin with the Collins/Spalding garden.
Reminder: Austin author, blogger, and garden designer Pam Penick will be speaking at noon on Monday, June 17th, at the San Antonio Garden Center. More details on the event in my post here.