Our Master Gardeners Club took a day trip last week to the Kerrville area. Our first stop was Café at the Ridge outside of town. Originally it was called Roadkill Cafe. About 12 years ago a new owner renovated it and put in a bakery, a garden, a nursery, and a gift shop.
The pot on the left contains a Hardy Hibiscus. Behind that is Dusty Miller with its lacy gray leaves. On the right are some Daylilies and mystery yellow flowers.
This picture is to show the use of a broken pot. In the center, surrounded by Begonias is a large pot that has parts of the pot stuck in the remaining large section. There is also a bright blue pot placed inside.
Even though I like yard art, I don’t care for the hanging sunflower circles.
The theme of the garden seemed to be: use as many unique items as flower pots as possible. Here, old chest drawers were attached to legs and hold Foxtail Fern, Woodland Fern, and Begonias. Not sure about the dark leafed plant.
Because the Mexican Flame Vine is zone 9 -10, I have to move it into the shed for winter. I bought it at a garden club sale in Waco but didn’t realize it was too tropical for here. But it is beautiful.
The “tea and brie” set look down their noses at yard art. But it can be used effectively. First, one should see and enjoy the plants. Then, wandering through the garden, one should encounter pleasant surprises that makes one smile, such as yard art.
In the city, that can be more challenging because of yard space, and because some community rules prevent it. But enjoy it when you can.
I was enamored with this place, so lots of pictures. Next post will continue with more from this nursery.