Since Chandor Gardens is now part of the Weatherford Parks Department, they are responsible for its maintenance. Kudos to them. It is always pristine and well cared for and no weeds, which is quite a feat.One of my favorite things is this gate. It was a gift to Chandor. I’m amazed how well the grapes have kept their color over the years.
Foo dog statues are scattered through out the garden. They became popular in Chinese Buddhism and were used in imperial palaces and tombs. I always wondered why they don’t look like dogs. So I looked it up. They are not dogs but lions. Chinese name is “shi”, which means lion.
Glass decorative pieces look like Chuhily, but those might be too pricey for this garden. I do love his work and go to his exhibitions anytime we’re near them.
It’s surprising to see Spider Plants or Airplane Plants (Chorophytum comosum) planted in the ground. They are usually in pots or hanging baskets. But since annals are used to fill in spots at this garden, I guess workers just lift them out and put them in the green house for winter.
Spider Plants are native to South Africa, but are used often in our area because they do well in the heat.
Thanks for reading about our visit to this garden.
“Humility makes you disappear, which is why we avoid it.” Paul E. Miller from “A Praying Life”