It's that time again! Once every 18 months, the Travis County Master Gardeners host their Garden Tour. This year's tour is on October 20th, from 9am-4pm. I was so fortunate to be included on the preview tour of a few of the gardens - so here's a sneak peak!
Garden #1 - Carolyn and Michael Williams - Hill Country Heritage Garden
Carolyn and Michael have lovingly cultivated a gorgeous Hill Country spot, complete with an incredible cottage. One of the neatest features of the Williams' garden is the Herb Wheel. Beautiful plants some gorgeous salvia's, including 'Black and Blue.'
Garden #2 - Jennifer and David Phillips - Hill Country Rural Home
Just the walk to the garden was a treat! Native Texas Kidneywood and Evergreen Sumac were in bloom, spinless prickly pears graced the posts of the barbed wire fence along with a million tiny yellow wildflowers.
Jennifer still had figs coming on her Black Jack Fig.
A true bottle tree! Gave me some ideas about what to do with the dead cedar trunk in my own yard.
I was unfamiliar with this Butterfly Vine.
Pretty Mexican Beautyberry.
Swiss Chard in clever raised beds in stock tanks with drip irrigation.
Garden #3 and #4 - Donnis Doyle and Robin and Ann Matthews - Neighbors who love to garden
Another interesting use of bottles in the garden
The shared space between the gardens - butterfly iris
Chile Pequin - a native hot pepper
The cute raised beds
Jewels of Opar
Beautiful Bur Oak and Chiquapin Oak
Garden #5 - Renee Studebaker - Eat My Sidewalk
Renee's garden was a feast for the senses. I will let the pictures tell the story.
White Cuban Buttercup
For more information on the tour go to insideaustingardens.org