We saw lots of interesting, beautiful and creative gardens when my friend, Pam, of Digging, and I visited Houston for the Garden Conservancy’s Open Day Tour two weeks ago.
My very favorite — a cacophony of color, texture and layers so entwined that taking it all in was a project in and of itself. But a delightful one, not to be missed.
It wasn’t on the tour; it was recommended by Pam’s sister. We had high expectations for the house at 605 Peddie Street, and we weren’t disappointed. The owner, landscape consultant, Terry Gordon Smith, was hand watering the garden with a hose when he found us oohing and ahhing over his creation. He was very welcoming and proud of his garden and we enjoyed learning about the garden’s evolution and the weather and conditions in his Houston garden.
No lawn in sight, this garden is filled with evergreens, perennials, annuals, fruits, vegetables and herbs.
The bottle brush trees were pruned very high, making a dramatic statement towering over all the other plants.
Up close and personal – I almost can’t count how many plants are encapsulated in this close-up photo.
With so many plants filling the garden, the view from every angle is unique.
The delphiniums were gorgeous. I love blue in the garden and there just aren’t that many good choices for us to incorporate it into our gardens. I’ve had delphiniums, but the deer thought they were tasty!
Tight shots like this make the veggies look like abstract art.
Pam’s working on some of those close ups, too.