Sunday, June 8, 2008
A Garden Tour AND a Pond Tour!
Saturday was the Dallas Water Wise Garden Tour. I took my Mother to several beautiful gardens. The first was the home of the sweet lady that gave me the ground ivy that surrounds the pond. She has a shade garden originally designed by Sally Wasowski, author of Native Texas Plants.
This is a scarecrow from her garden.
We continued on to several Xeriscape Gardens, each with a different personality. We saw lots of cacti, saliva, and drought tolerant perennials. There were Master Gardeners at the homes to answer questions, but I love to find the home owners there and compare notes with them on what works and what doesn't.
This Russian Sage was in "Dale's Garden" which is in the median as you enter
This garden is dedicated to the memory of the man that started the Xeriscape gardening here in this East Dallas area. This garden was absolutely gorgeous!
We saw city chicks.....
...and we saw bees! This was at the last stop on our morning adventure. I knew I wore Mother out..and I had ponds to see.! More pictures from that tour next time.