It’s always fun to visit different yards and to get ideas. The following pictures were all taken at the home of a member of our Garden Club. This was the final meeting for the year since we take summers off.
The home is at the edge of Brownwood with a large lot – probably three acres. This looks back to the street with part of the circular drive between the street and this metal stand.
The front part of the yard is probably 3/4 of an acre with lots of native Live Oaks.
Love the flowers in the chair.
The front flowerbed against the house is a little wider than average.
Looks like a Norfolk Pine in the pot.
Lots of container plants in the front and back yards.
The first impressive sight in the backyard is the huge Live Oaks.
Geraniums, Crocus, Ice Plant, and something I don’t recognize in pots.
I was also struck by the flagstone patios and walkways, making it easy to walk around. Plus, the lush St. Augustine grass with no weeds was pretty. I know hungry water consumers are not recommended now.
Beautiful water feature.
This shot makes the yard look cluttered, but it isn’t. It has a spacious feeling.
There are several seating areas. In the background, behind a chain link fence is their travel trailer. The field behind the yard gives a sense of country living.
Lots of hanging baskets. One of these has begonias. On the ground is a Boston Fern.
A Pittosporum or Schefflera in the pot?
On this table is succulents in hypertufa pots. I think the small pot has Dutchman’s Pipes.
Many groupings of small pots are scattered everywhere.
These pots of begonias are a good way to add instant color.
The plant in the water in the tub looks like water Iris.
The garden shed is an attractive design.
A small rain barrel collects water. Any amount of water collection is a good thing in hot, usually dry Texas. The heavy rainfall this year is way beyond an anomaly.
Inside, the shed is filled with gardening gear. Not much room to bring in all those potted plants.
A hay container for cattle makes a nifty flower bed.
Looks like some newly planted begonias.
This corner bed at the back of the yard has Gold Lantana.
Probably another storage shed.
Petunias in a stacked pot holder.
This is probably a playhouse for grandchildren.
Lovely hanging begonias. Hanging baskets require constant watering in our climate, so I don’t bother with them.
This is an understory tree and thus requires shade. I’d love to have one but don’t have a place for one.
What a chore it is to get ready for visitors to one’s home and yard. Especially, members of a garden club. There are many newly planted ferns, begonias, and other plants that will not survive the winter. So they will either have to dig them up or just lose them.
Thanks, Debbie, for letting me take pictures for my blog and for hosting the club. Everything looked wonderful.
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” Corrie Ten Boom