Better photographers than I recorded this wonderful experience but it is etched in my heart and spirit. There were great conversations to be in and beautiful garden sights to see and I simply would forget to take photos.
Susan Albert (Lifescapes) and Linda (Herself's Houston Garden)
After a rollicking good time at Matt's El Rancho for a pre-Fling diner on Friday, we spent Saturday morning at the (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center), lunch at Nuevo Leon's, a stop at Natural Gardener Nursery, then to an incredible garden experience at the home of James David.... I am not finished yet.... after a wee rest at the hotel we were off to Pam's for happy hour, conversation, drinks, appetizers (were there ever), and then County Line on the Lake for all you could eat barbecue and visiting.
Here is a taste of the day, I wish that all of you had been there with us. Being with this remarkable group was simply the best time I have had in a very long time. I wondered before arriving if I would feel awkward and guess what, I didn't. Maybe some shyness (!) but it was just so very comfortable. But that is to be expected from gardeners, isn't it!
Can you find the Texas Bluebonnet
Indian Paint Brush (Castilleja indivisa) among the Evening Primrose (Oenothere speciosa)
The sculptural form of the Live oak and giant birdcage are fabulous
A field of poppies totally captivated me at the garden center
David's garden was filled with tremendous architectural and sculptural plantings
and, thanks to Pam (Digging), Diana (Sharing Nature's Garden), Bonnie
(Kiss of Sun) and MSS (Zanthen Gardens) for all they did to make this the best weekend ever!
More posts on this most excellent day to come!
Hugs to all the Spring Flingers and all who where there in spirit.