The Inside Austin Garden Tour is happening on October 17, 2015. It runs from 9am - 4pm and costs $20 (for all 7 gardens) or $5 for each individual garden (the extension office demo garden is always free).
The Austin Garden Bloggers were invited to have a pre-tour to allow us to blog about the tour BEFORE the tour. Because of prior commitments, I could only make it to the last garden and the extension office - but based on photos from others, the other gardens are not to be missed.
|This is the "Flashy Natives" garden. I foresee the giant purple grass on the right being the next big thing in the garden blogger world...|
|Master Gardener Demo Gardens - I really ought to do hoops on my garden - you can keep the sun out, keep the bugs out, keep the heat in depending on what you put on the hoops...so yeah, I should look into doing hoops.|
|Lady bug larva (right) and pupae (lefT)|
|"Fireworks" Gomphrena. I think I need to print this picture...|
|Mexican Flame Vine. I think this may be my next vine I'm going to try. I keep trying vines and not being happy with the results. I probably need to cut them back or something to force branching...|