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Garden of Whimsy, Spirituality and Renewal

AUSTIN, TX, by Central Texas Gardener Published on Apr 19, 2017 Shari and John Bauer hit creativity mode when they chance upon a piano left for trash, a rowboat buried in mud, or abandoned heirloom kettles. They see new life, poetry, and additions to their enchanting vintage vignettes. When they left Houston for sloping property …Read more »

Charming Garden & House Makeover

AUSTIN, TX, by Central Texas Gardener Published on Feb 6, 2019 How do you renovate a 1950s house and children’s playground into stylish, charming destinations with water thrifty plants, lots of romance, and handcrafted arbors and outdoor living? For Colleen Jamison and Bruce Baldwin, it meant sweat, patience, creativity, and lots of love.

Field Trip: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, by PlantPop Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was recently voted the fourth “Best Botanical Garden” in the Nation by USA Today. It’s a year-round spot to enjoy several beautifully designed gardens and an extensive domed conservatory that houses numerous plant species. The area is gorgeous no matter what time of year. The Botanical Garden …Read more »

Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France

FRANCE by Michael Moller on Floratube Monet’s Garden, around the big house, where the famous artist lived the last half of his life, is a beautiful place. You can’t help falling in love with that place. Monet was a famous artist already when he lived, and he earned good ´money. He hired 7 gardeners to …Read more »

Spanish Courtyard Garden in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX, from Central Texas Gardener on PBS Inspired by trips to Mexico, Claire Golden restored her historic mission-styled courtyard in San Antonio. She banished sloping lawn for pleasant outdoor rooms, connected by a central aqueduct, bold plants, and a margarita cantina. In front, a shady plaza arranged with faux bois furniture by Carlos …Read more »

Hillside Garden of Artistic Levels

AUSTIN, TX, from Central Texas Gardener on PBS Landscape Architect Tait Moring is into recycling. From native stones to ashe juniper branches, he frames his rocky hilltop home with respect for the earth. He’s cycled native plants and wildlife back in since he first arrived to Bermuda grass and a chain link fence. In his multi-layered garden, artistic …Read more »

Courtyard Garden Design

SAN ANTONIO, TX, from from Central Texas Gardener on PBS When Gary Woods planned his green-built home around courtyards, landscape designer Elizabeth McGreevy united indoor and outdoor spaces with an equally sustainable garden. Set in San Antonio’s historic King William district, never-watered heirloom plants join Texas natives to fill the gardens with wildlife. Browse lots more great videos …Read more »

Powerful Hilltop Perspectives

AUSTIN, TX,  from Central Texas Gardener  When Travis County Master Gardener Kirk Walden and wife Valerie, an artist, bought their razed property overlooking Lake Austin, they gave it artful perspectives. Working with Botanical Concerns, they channeled the hillside’s flooding waters through dry creek beds. Terraced beds and berms partner texture, color, and wildlife habitat without obstructing …Read more »

Garden architecture makeover by Curt Arnette

AUSTIN, TX from Central Texas Gardener  With architecture, native stones, and resourceful plants, landscape architect Curt Arnette designed multi-leveled gardens on a hilly site to respect the interface of land, family engagement and wildlife. Find more great videos on the CTG YouTube channel.  

Wildlife, Waterwise Garden with Annie Gillespie and Rachael Beavers Designers

AUSTIN, TX, from Central Texas Gardener  When Sandi and Bob Tomlinson designed their 5-Star Austin Energy Green Build home, they wanted to live outside, too. For gardens that equally respect resources, from the beginning they worked with designer Annie Gillespie and associate Rachael Beavers. First on Annie’s list: water retention and control, including a wide …Read more »

Vertical Elements Advice by Designer Ansis Birznieks

LATVIA, with designers Lina Liubertaite and Ansis Birzieks.  Published July 2017 (The video is in English but it might help to turn on YouTube’s captions.)  Empty garden? vertical elements need to be there! here are a few samples for a quick and effective vertical elements. Ansis Birznieks – a professional horticulturist from Latvia (“Galantus”), shares …Read more »

Front Garden Makeover

ENGLAND Make-over by Garden Designer Lee Burkhill of Garden Ninja shows how you can make over a paved front garden to create a stunning front garden. This how-to guide will help you make over your front garden with hints, tips and guides on your garden makeover! Using low-maintenance plants with year-round interest he shows you …Read more »