Why? Because I don't think my garden is so awesome. Yes, it has nice designs and nice plants and it's actually a fun garden because of all the unusual agaves and such. But the plants are all different from what's in my memory. It's a dry garden now and I just have to be happy with that and enjoy what I've got. Still, I do wonder what she would have said if she had walked by in May 2004. Seems like a hundred years ago and a parallel universe. It's so weird to see these pictures, but they are in fact the same garden when I had rainy summers and lots of new plants in the works. I have to tell you the truth, I really wish I still had these plants and it makes me a bit depressed to look at these pictures. But it's too dry and hot most summers.
These were all taken in May 2004...a mere 7 years ago. Most have died out since then from heat, drought, too much shade or from canna virus or daylily rust.
But we must move on.
It's Day 104 without significant rain. I'm worried about what's in store for Texas gardeners this summer.