Tag Archives: garden tours

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Throwback Thursday: Donna & Mike Fowler’s Hutto Garden

It’s been an unexpectedly busy summer, and I’m celebrating the last 24 hours of fall rain (6″ and counting!) by doing a little blog upkeep. I found this post lounging nonchalantly in my drafts folder. I’m sure this fabulous garden’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Village Homes, Davis CA

So lately I’ve been taking a permaculture class through ACC and was curious to see what a long-term permaculture community would look like. There are no good examples locally, alas. But I was in Sacramento a while back with time … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Inside Austin Gardens Tour: The Carolyn and Michael Williams Garden

The Inside Austin Gardens tour is this Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. I was treated to a pre-tour with a bunch of other bloggers, so y’all have an idea of what you’re in for. Find out … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment