Recently my husband and I drove to Fredericksburg to scout out gardens. My mission was to fine appropriate places that a class of prospective Master Gardeners could visit as a group to provide additional information and to observe different garden styles.
The first stop was the Master Gardeners demonstration garden at the Ag Extension Office. Although it isn’t the prettiest area, it shows a specific trait that is valuable for Texas gardens. It does not receive supplemental water – only rain water. Tough plants, only.
The next garden was the Biblical Garden at the United Methodist Church. It is small but a pretty spot. Someone has done research to match the names of plants mentioned in the Bible with common names of plants today.
Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) is seen on the left, and Bulrush (Typhaspp.) on the right. Exodus 2 relates the well known account of the basket woven to hold baby Moses. Both of these plants are considered possibilities for that with papyrus being the most likely. It is also what was used for paper by the early Egyptians.
Next we visited the Texas Rangers Heritage Museum, which is still a work in progress. Flowerbeds lined the parking areas and around the pavilion. But it seems I didn’t get pictures of those. Guess I was enamored with the sculptures.
Next post will show more public gardens that we visited.
“Real Gardeners buy at least 10,000 plants over the course of a lifetime without having any idea where they will put them when they get home.” unknown