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Artistic Eyes in the Garden

Imagination. That’s the gift that gardeners carry around with them.
rock sculpture silver ponyfoot Central Texas Gardener
In this holiday season, Heather Kenley created a truly Texas wreath from scavenged ball moss (Tillandsia recurvata). Sure, you can buy Tillandsias, but this is local celebration at its best!
ball moss wreath Central Texas Gardener
With U-shaped pins, Heather anchored her ball moss to a straw wreath (plastic left on for support) in about 10 minutes.

I’m minus 25 on the craftsy scale, but even I could handle this. Years ago, I spray painted mountain laurel and butterfly vine (Mascagnia Macroptera) seed pods that I haul out every Christmas.
mountain laurel and butterfly vine seed pods painted for Christmas ornaments Central Texas Gardener
Look in any gardener’s shed and you’ll find spray paint! Designer Leah Churner dolled up inexpensive clay pots to glisten up her balcony.
balcony garden gold painted clay pots Central Texas Gardener
Across the seasons, I discover a unique artist in every gardener I meet.
raised limestone beds ramada patio garden Central Texas Gardener
front yard stylish garden design for pollinators Central Texas Gardener
artistic pergola outdoor dining Central Texas Gardener
First Community Mobile Loaves and Fishes vegetable garden Central Texas Gardener
front yard porch wine bar and cute hangout Central Texas Gardener
Lucinda Hutson's cute succulent containers garden art Central Texas Gardener
garden gate design Jim LaPaso Central Texas Gardener
tractor garden art with datura, raspberry mint Central Texas Gardener
salvaged boat garden feature Central Texas Gardener
glass fruit balls garden art Central Texas Gardener
jerusalem sage and garden art Central Texas Gardener
Plants make their own art.
Yucca nolina low water median strip Central Texas Gardener
lindheimer muhly flowers Central Texas Gardener
pink oyster mushroom Central Texas Gardener
Gardens also prompt interpretative translations.
floral stained glass in greenhouse Central Texas Gardener
In 2017, we’ll meet with Austin artist Valerie Fowler for the story behind this and her other works.
Valerie Fowler agave painting Central Texas Gardener
Thank you for stopping by and happy holidays to you! Linda

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