As a schoolteacher, the last day of school is the first day of summer
& the prospects of finally getting to garden!
Just down the street from my elementary school is THE premiere
Texas Cottage Garden within the Houston area.
This is my third post about Cindy's 'My Corner of Katy'
and what strikes me as interesting is
how different the garden looks
And like any true gardener, she is constantly moving things around!
Sound familiar? :0)
One of her many daylily cultivars.
The sunny front with agaves, yellow rudbeckias and some great yard art.
A wider view of the front garden with yellow and purple flowers anchoring this sunny scene.
A fabulous Furcraea...a cousin to the agave.
One of the many granite gravel paths with stone edgings.
The rain lilies (Zephranthes) were everywhere and dazzling!
Agave 'Big Hat' amidst a sea of salvias, rudbeckias, and the BIG PURPLE FLOWER
THAT I CAN'T REMEMBER.
The shady woodland garden.
A little troll has found a home in the flapjacks!
These potted plants don't realize how good they have it!
Tender loving care everywhere.
What Texas cottage garden would be complete without a Blue Bottle Tree?
She has several.
The side garden with a lilac tree in full bloom. (aka...chaste tree or Vitex)
Her flower-mobile bumper stickers tell the story.
Do they sell these in a 10 pack?
Anyone else want one?
Cindy's garden is full of little signs and wonders.
I'll end the tour with a scene from her pond in the back corner.
This gorgeous water lily was in bloom.
Thanks, Cindy, for the inspiration and keep at it!
Maybe more Houstonians will start cottage gardens thanks to you.
By the way, the opening photo collage was made using an online program called piZap.
It's a great, it's free, and it's easy!