We're continuing the tour of Peckerwood Garden in Hempstead, Texas just about two hours east of San Antonio. Part One covered the expansive arboretum and shady woodland garden. Now we've arrived at the gardens near the house.
We left off with a glimpse of a brightly blooming azalea through the trees. Rounding the turn toward the house it comes into full view. Rows of trimmed azaleas along a foundation or bordering the lawn are a familiar spring sight in my hometown of Houston. With so few flowering plants in the garden just one solitary azalea allowed to grow full among the trees makes a strikingly bright accent.