The pink-muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Lenca'?) I gushed about yesterday...
How could I not share an image where the sun is lighting up an agave just so?
And wow. Check out that bougainvillea!
It was simply extraordinary.
This grouping of objects was to the right of the courtyard fireplace. I wanted to tuck that tall piece in front—with the planted orb on top—into my bag. If Linda hadn't been so darn charming I just might have done it.
Yesterday I shared a few photos of her copper work—plants and other organic shapes twisted in wire and placed in tall tubes. Here's an "after" shot of an older piece with natural patina.
And a close-up of the new pieces.
Seeing this container confused me. Agave pups and... Christmas trees?
Turns out they're actually the bits left after the blooms on her palms out front fade (see the trees midway through yesterday's post). Pretty darn clever to keep them and use them like this!
After we toured the garden proper Linda invited us into her home to share one last gardened space that we hadn't yet seen. A small interior courtyard off a bedroom. How fabulous is this? Dreams are made of small private spaces like this.
Finally, as I hinted at yesterday, we had a post-tour sit down by the fireplace with cool refreshing beverages and tasty scones made by Linda's daughters (who sadly were not able to join us during this visit). To go with the scones there were several spicy spreads and the most photogenic grapes ever!
All of which were enjoyed on agave plates...
Now let me recap. This fantastic garden and it's welcoming hostess were just the first stop on my 4-day Texas adventure. The bar had been set pretty darn high—more to come! If you're wishing you could see even more of Linda's garden check out this post Pam recently did: "Garden design lessons from a Texas gravel garden" she steps back and looks at Linda's garden through the lens of a designer. Thank you to Pam for organizing this adventure and Linda for being so darn welcoming!
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