The Dallas County Master Gardener Association held their Fall Garden tour last Saturday. I only made it to 5 out of 6 gardens, but here are some photos of the gardens.
The first house was a Highland Park home on Beverly Drive. It was featured in the Dallas Morning News last Saturday. That article can be found here.
The garden was on a 77 by 166 foot lot. The owner had converted a backyard pool into a small pond and a greenhouse.
Every square foot of yard was planted in flower beds. The beds included local favorites such as salvia greggi and turk's cap. They were also planted with annual color such as the pentas and potato vines in the photograph above. As you can see in the photograph below, the property owner also inter-planted some vegetables, like the eggplant seen below.
The next garden encompassed 1.4 shaded acres on Sunnybrook Lane. It was a quiet, very shady, secluded garden filled mostly with foliage and having a green pallette. The owners must be urban homesteader given their pair of goats and rabbit hutch.
The next garden took up approximately .85 acres on Rockbrook Drive. The interesting feature of this garden was how the large patio backed up onto a dry creek that I am sure rages during strong rains. This was also a garden filled with shade in a very mature neighborhood.
The garden on Glenridge was a colorful one planted with xeric natives and local favorites.
The last house was on a half acre on Springmeadow Drive. The backyard was predominated by its pool and pleasant plantings of annuals and perennials surrounding it.