Magnolia Garden Area

The best part of the whole Magnolia Market, in my opinion, are the gardens near the Seed Supply store at the back of the complex.

The old grain shoot (I’m guessing that is what it is) filled with flowers leads the way to the gardens.

At the entrance to the garden is this funky sink.

A flowerbed along the fence contains Blackfoot daisies, gaura, and several other plants.

Raised beds contain vegetables.

Just love the old rusted container.  Wonder what its original purpose was?

Think these are Brown-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta)

Vitex bush with some privets.  Vitex or Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus) is said to be the Texas lilac. They have clusters of purple flowers in an upright cone shape and love the heat.

Blackfoot daisies (Melampodium leucanthum Torr. & A. Gray) need very little water and are a good choice for the border edge.

At the door to the Seed Supply are two of these interesting metal stands.  I’m not sure if they once had a purpose or are just ornamental made to look old.

Old table converted into a flowerbed.

Inside are some of Joanna’s signature decorating techniques, like the metal awning on the inside of a window.

And, of course, shiplap walls.

A cute small greenhouse.  Wonder if these will be offered for sale later?

Beautiful Foxglove.

Where two garden pathways intersect, at each corner is a birdbath with a fairy scene.

As I look at these pictures, I wonder if these old-looking metal wash pans were for sale there?  Great for planters.

Somewhere I read or saw on their show that Joanna had their four children help put these together.

Old fashioned bent wood swing makes me nostalgic about my dad’s old home place.

I didn’t see any trees that had been planted to shade this area in the future.

Enjoyed all the creative ideas to use in a garden.

Silos make a great backdrop for photos.

Magnolia Market attracts thousands of visitors a month and is good for Waco.  It also seems to provide lots of jobs for Baylor students.  Congrats to the Gaines for their vision and a fun place to visit.

“I’ve learned that life is like a roll of toilet paper.  The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.”  Andy Rooney

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