Today I had an appointment in Austin. On the way home I stopped for about an hour at
Zilker Botanical Gardens.
I knew I probably just missed the early summer "show". However the most amazing part of a garden is that it is always changing. There is always something in bloom.
After visiting a local family's garden this week, I have been motivated to take garden tours. It has been a bit of a rough week for me. Visiting, listening, and sharing ideas with other gardeners has made some of the bumps a little smoother.
I have walked away feeling uplifted and inspired. It has boosted my confidence and left me humbled at the same time.
I am focusing right now on learning about native trees. This is an area I lack experience. Walking through Zilker Park I was able to really observe the texture and shape of the trees. To distinguish between deciduous and evergreens.
It is not surprising that water features are often incorporated in a landscape design. Running water seems to wash away tension and stress. There is a feeling of bounty when there is water present.