Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dreamcatcher Peony and A Tour of Weston Gardens

Dreamcatcher Peony by Nancy Medina
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I delivered a pansy commission to a client in Fort Worth, Texas, today who was kind enough to recommend I visit Weston Gardens. I had never been to the gardens in Fort Worth before, and it was well worth the trip. Weston Gardens features "Texas style English Gardens" with all native plants and a wonderful nursery nearby. They have a section of the nursery for butterfly gardens, another for hummingbird gardens, and fig trees and other plants and trees. Across the street, the sunken gardens, stone patios, walls and ponds were built during the Depression in the 1930s and are extensive and have been featured in a number of magazines.

Here are a few pictures from our trip, I will share more in the days to come. If you have a chance to visit Weston Gardens, I highly recommend it!




Weston Gardens is a historic landmark in Fort Worth



Just across the street from the nursery are the gardens.






This lily pond was originally built in the 1930s and does not leak!






The English Garden style was apparent throughout the acreage.





Of course my eye was captured by these red geraniums!





I fell in love with this little pig who was guarding the tea station, where they
served cold, fresh brew flavored with strawberries. I swear I heard a little
warning snort from him when I went back for my third cup.







Another delightful accent, the kitty flag! Every garden needs one of these...
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