My Austin Fling posts are about to end, only one more garden to visit after this! It seems fitting though, as we reach the 8-month mark since this event took place this coming weekend, and it's just a little over 5 months until the Denver Fling this June!
This limestone wall/planting bed is what greeted us as we piled off the bus at Kirk Walden's garden...
You can see the bus there on the right, and the throngs of zombie bloggers approaching.
About the garden: "The garden is all about nature, if nature were a little more organized. Native and well-adapted plants predominate. It mixes multiple varietes of the same plant to create interest. For example, there are five different lantanas and three different esperanzas. The terrain appears naturally terraced, defined by berms, outcroppings, dry river beds, and stone paths. It was all man made, shaped and limited by the severe slop of the property." The garden dates 2013, when both the home and garden were completed.
I love this planting and would really like to return in a few years and see how it looks when the Agaves have grown.
Front of the house...
I was surprised to see wee Agaves planted so close together in Texas, where the Agaves get huge.
Beyond the driveway...
And walking around the side of the house now. I wish I could remember if this feature ran all the way across the lawn.
The Fling materials mention a French drain which runs the length of the front of the house and empties into "what appears to be a dry creek bed" I wonder if this is it?
The huge patio runs along the back of the house, this is just a corner. Nice eh?
Again one of the signature plants of the Austin Fling, "tractor seat Ligularia" aka Farfugium japonicum var. giganteum ...
Rounding the side of the house The View starts to come into play.
I love when I see irrigation right next to Agaves.
What a gorgeous pool.
I don't know exactly how this welcoming pool avoided becoming surrounded by bloggers cooling their feet, it is a Fling tradition after all.
Maybe because everyone was just so captivated by the view?
Weather Diary, Jan 2: Hi 45, Low 30/ Precip 0
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