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...


Angela Elledge said...

Oh, I LOVE that pig! I have pigs outside my front doors, I don't know why, I just do. This new peony is wonderful and it seems so different from your other paintings, perhaps it's the tight cropping; very nice!

Linda Popple said...

Nancy, I am so happy to know about your blog and really look forward to Some Texas Artists Like to Paint.

I like your peony and I'm sure there are many other fantastic paintings for me to find! Looking forward to exploring your blog.

I was painting at Weston Gardens a few weeks ago and I agree that it is beautiful. Very surprised that more people don't know about this garden.

Autumn Leaves said...

What a gorgeous painting and the name is perfect for the piece, Nancy! The gardens too are beautiful and I love that rock wall at the entrance. How I'd love to live in a house with such beauty surrounding it as that little cottage on the grounds!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks for the recommend. I'll be in Ft. Worth in a couple of weeks.

The peony is just luscious. The brush work is fabulous. Love the softness

Mia said...

Looks like a great way to spend the day!! Thanks for sharing!!


Jess & Lilo

Jean Levert Hood said...

This peony is gorgeous, Nancy!! Wow, Lady, I love it! The gardens are soooo lovely!!