While attending the Texas Master Gardener Convention in Victoria, we visited the local Master Gardener’s demonstration garden. Gardening in this region is polar opposite of gardening here in our neck of the woods. The plants there tend to be tropical and they have arable soil while we have hard clay and rocks. They must have weeds, but I didn’t see any.The garden is across from the airport and is located around a former officer’s club. This part of the garden was constructed over a former olympic-sized pool, which had been filled with dirt. The total size of the gardens is over an acre.
If it would live here, I’d give it a try.
Ligularia (Farfugium tussilaginea “Gigantea”) are surprisingly in the aster family and are commonly know as the ragwort flower. They have yellow flowers that resemble asters but aren’t the toxic ragwort found in some fields.
I’m sure that this Hibiscus was a new addition in preparation for this event. Whenever an association takes on the job of hosting a convention, that means two years of work: planning and executing everything. Kudos to the Victoria Master Gardeners for pulling off a successful convention and for this beautiful garden.
The next post will show more of the garden.
“Today I’m going to clean the house. Oh, look, a flower (or book, etc.)” unknown