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Butterflies & Mistflower

One of my 2019 goals was to improve my camera skills so I could take better garden pictures. I have a Nikon D80 and two lenses (regular zoom and a fixed micro lens), and generally shoot in aperture priority. But … Continue reading

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A walk through the fall garden…

Hello, and happy Thanksgiving! Before I head to the kitchen and start cooking, I decided it was wayyyy past time to share some pictures of my back garden at the peak of Austin’s “second spring.”

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The Inside Austin Gardens Tour: the Shari Bauer Garden.

I very nearly titled this post “Holy Shit, Pinterest Just Exploded In Spicewood And It’s Amazing.” That was actually my second attempt at a title, after I typed and then deleted, “Yes, I’m Alive.” So yes, I am alive and … Continue reading

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The Inside Austin Gardens Tour: Death-Defying Natives, the garden of Gregory Thomas

Gregory Thomas’s garden is a fantastic design lesson on how to use hardscape to give a space structure, purpose, and to keep it looking good year-round through the extremes of Texas weather. Here’s the view of Gregory’s house from the street: … Continue reading

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The Inside Austin Gardens Tour: the AgriLife Extension Demonstration Garden

The only public garden on the tour, the AgriLife Extension Demonstration Garden was created and is maintained by the Master Gardeners. It’s a space for experimentation and for the demonstration of various horticultural techniques. On display are several kinds of … Continue reading

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The Inside Austin Gardens Tour: the lush, shade-filled garden of Sue Nazar

Confession time: this is the second time I’ve seen Master Gardener and garden designer Sue Nazar’s lush and shady garden on the Inside Austin Gardens Tour. I previously blogged about it here. It’s been really interesting to see what’s changed … Continue reading

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Inside Austin Gardens Tour: the contemporary cottage garden of Martha King

Master Gardener Martha King’s garden is a surprising mix of traditional cottage style with Asian influences, which nicely compliments the contemporary updates to her Crestview home. As you step through the shaded arbor and minimalist gate into the garden, the front … Continue reading

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Inside Austin Gardens Tour: Flashy Natives, the garden of Lois Pesz

Now that the Death Star has (finally!) begun its seasonal retreat, it’s time for us gardeners to venture forth, squinting, from our air-conditioned houses and actually enjoy spending time in our gardens again. And as we survey the figuratively charred … Continue reading

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wide-shot meme: October 2015

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Morning Mockingbirds

Swapping out the old fountain for a taller one with a shallow basin and more gentle flow has brought all the birds to the yard. I really miss the sound of the old fountain, but this is a tradeoff I’m … Continue reading

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