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Garden Tour

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Follow me on a sneak peek of Inside Austin Gardens Tour. The tour takes place this Saturday, May 3rd.

First Stop – Dugie & David Graham’s Garden – 1817 Canonero Drive 78746

This garden stands out with it’s amazing views, and gorgeous pond.

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This front bed was recently planted, and consists of low-water, deer-resistant plants. In fact Dugie told us that she strictly sticks to her once a week watering schedule.

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Heading around the corner to the back. You’ll notice there are no fences surrounding the property.

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The only fence surrounds this sunny vegetable garden.

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I love this pieced together stone wall. Which leads to …

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This stunning pond

Moving on …

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Second Stop – Jerry Naiser’s Garden – 7103 Montana Norte, Austin TX 78731

This garden is focused on irrigation and outdoor living spaces.

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You enter the back garden to this cool water feature. I have to say it was a little warm at 80+ degrees though.

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I’ve never had hanging planters, due to the watering. Jerry has found a way to deal with the issue.

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This outdoor seating area, nestled in the shade would provide an oasis even in the heat of Texas summer.

On we go …

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Third Stop – Ken and Robin Howard Moore’s Garden – 3305 Big Bend Dr 78731

This garden included an impressive collection of yard art, and lush landscaping.

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You are greeted with this lovely set of iron trellises.

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Just what I need, another reason to drink gin.

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Peggy Martin Rose in all it’s glory.

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More Yard Art

Down the Road …

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Fourth Stop – Austin Neal’s Garden – 1106 Northwestern Ave 78702

Stands out due to modern architecture and creative reuse.

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Agaves against the reclaimed gate

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The horsetail reed really pops against this colored wall.

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The small veggie garden is watered with Ollas. I’ve recently been introduced to them and am curious if they will discuss them on the tour.

Rounding the Bend …

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Fifth Stop – Lori Daul’s Garden – 3231 Oak Alley 78745

Lovely lush garden with an incredible mix of roses and agaves

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You are greeted with this pair of Agaves. Not sure hold old they are, but wow!

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Great use of stocktanks

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The agaves just blend into the landscape.My husband told me once he hated agaves, just reminded him too much of a sparse Phoenix desert garden. Not so in Lori’s garden.

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Not to be shown up by the agaves, this spineless prickly pear fits in beautifully as well.

That’s it for the homes. Make sure to stop by the Extension Office as well. This was my first visit and there was a raised-bed veggie garden and a good mix of sun and shade plants.

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