It's always nice to meet other garden bloggers and it was a special treat to see Lucy's garden in Northwest Houston.
You know I love chickens and chicken art, so it was amazing to see what Lucy does with mosaic tiles. She made this piece for her garden fence.
Here's Lucy and Ian in front of their above ground pond. They are serious do-it-yourselfers. I enjoyed Ian's story of how he and his brother got it up the driveway and into the backyard!
Their beautiful scarlet red goldfish would not pose for me, so you'll just have to use your imagination.
If you were a butterfly drifting past endless grass-only lawns and then suddenly saw their garden, you'd think you had died and gone to Heaven.
Cosmos abound! I'm sure their garden is on every butterfly radar in Houston.
Look! A bottle tree! Those of us with bottle trees in our garden like to see other bottle trees.
It sends a special message...
So we're NOT CRAZY after all!
There was garden whimsy everywhere! I almost missed this one. Isn't it cool?
Ian made this wonderful potting shed for Lucy on the side of the garage. Doesn't this look like a fun place to hang out, especially during a summer rain shower?
This reminded me of some of the French gardens I've seen in magazines. She's a master at color combinations.
A riot of colors made my head spin with possibilities for my own garden. Cottage gardening in Texas is not the easiest thing to attempt, but Lucy & Ian have it mastered.
They had a number of ponds bursting with life. The water lilies were just starting their summer season.
It was fun trading plants. Here are some new ones for Tropical Texana thanks to Lucy.
After a wonderful meal and a beautiful garden tour, there was one last surprise awaiting us.
Jackie of Southern Post Journal and Cindy of From My Corner of Katy arrived in Cindy's new FLOWER POWER truck. Here's the interior!
Who votes that she should paint the rest of the truck to match?
Thanks, Lucy & Ian for a flower-filled fun day.