No-Lawn Front Yard



An episode of Central Texas Gardener, the award-winning show on KLRU in Austin.  Browse the Central Texas Gardener Youtube Channel for dozens more excellent videos, including interviews, projects, and more gardens.

In this episode of Central Texas Gardener: Meet effervescent Velia Sanchez-Ruiz who designed and maintains a front yard garden complete with a colorful meditative nicho arbor. Every month of the year, neighbors stroll through to gather serenity and wonder, along with handfuls of fresh herbs and flowers. Not only only does Velia teach young and old about the wildlife that visits, she also passes along of knowledge of Mexican herbal remedies for health and good taste. First inspired by daylilies, she continued digging out grass to layer native perennials, annuals, and even vegetables alongside them.

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