Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
My professional and leisure time is plant focused. Visiting public gardens is an essential exercise that tunes my plant skills. In June I had the opportunity to visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX. The day of my visit the daytime temperature was forecasted to reach 105 F. Exciting!
It was an adventure studying the gardens at the Wildflower Center. Each garden design complemented the natural landscape and generously motivated me. That motivation inspires me when I create client containers.
Here is a sample of some of the containers on display at the Wildflower Center. When you arrive this large terra cotta box container sits near the admission kiosk. The Salvia greggi is lush and the Dalea greggii gracefully overflows.
Sitting in the courtyard is a large terra cotta container planted with Ilex vomitoria ‘Pendula’. This weeping specimen is large and showy. Wow! Look how this simple container planting complements the courtyard.
In the Theme Gardens galvanized containers are used to display a variety of plants. This water garden was surrounded by smaller containers this display was a visual feast of plant variety.
The container you place your plants in matters. Plant in a container you love. Each container at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center accessorized the garden space.