Welcome to austinagrodolce … My family and I garden with more intention and enthusiasm than allocated budget or overall design plan. It shows. Wildlife populations don't seem to notice our lack of cohesive design, they just like the native plants here. It seems by growing local we've thrown out a welcome mat. Occasionally, we're surprised at who (and what) shows up.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Better Wide than Never - April 2014

I'm late for Xericstyle's Wide Shot Meme, but that's the way the pollen dangle crumbles these days.  You gotta start somewhere, yes?

I'm typically content to hide behind a closely cropped shot that focuses on some singular wonder or the other.  It is both chastening and enlightening to force myself to capture, accept and past that actually share the wider views here.  Onward!

For April, here's a followup shot of the upper front bed.

And a wide shot of the back side beds.

The same area from above - shooting off the upper deck.

Other side of the lot now, looking across the pool to the fence corner.

Closer view of that corner with the painted houses (and a little lens flare, no extra charge!).

Thanks to Heather for hostessing this practice.  In case you didn't know - she's a local star!  Be sure to check her out (and her spaces) on her blog and on the Central Texas Gardener.


Debra said...

What a pleasant space that must be -- especially in summer --.
I like how it is a space that can be used or interacted with: lush pathways with places to sit and a pool,too. Looks like you can even enjoy a nice view from inside.

TexasDeb said...

Thanks, Debra! We were adamant when we moved back to Texas that we'd have a pool for the kids (now grown) so they could be happy outside year round. It is now a project for The Hub, who Zens out maintaining the perfect pH, pole-basketing out every single leaf and bug. I'm the sucker for sitting around and staring - our benches get quite the workout when I'm not in sneezing mode. Happy you dropped by!

Tina said...

I love those photos! The back garden especially is lovely--the pathways around the gardens have great flow and you have so much blooming. So nice--hope the pollen issues are getting better.

TexasDeb said...

Tina - thank you! The pollen situation is awful and will get even worse before it gets better, but... The end is in sight now and I'm making plans for when I can be out and about again. I can barely wait!

Cathy Thompson said...

Your space is proof of what can be done on a budget ... wish I could grow agaves like those as well as swim in your pool! Will look forward to enjoying your posts in future.

TexasDeb said...

Cathy: Wow, thank you. I'm glad you dropped by and am looking forward to having you as a regular visitor here.

Pam/Digging said...

Those big agaves used en masse make a wow statement for your front garden. I enjoyed the wider views. Thanks for sharing them!

TexasDeb said...

Pam: Good to have you here! I had to take out several of the nicest agaves and have more I'm giving a little more time before I give up on. This last winter was a tough one and the deer took on the agaves the cold could not. Ooof!