Our gate may be closed, but the work goes on. Our head gardener Savannah has stayed busy keeping up maintaining all the plants bursting forth this spring.

This week’s project was revamping the ramadas. We came away with scrapes from a dewberry that was not amused with the disturbance and sore necks/shoulders, but the battle scars were well worth it. It looks so good, we can’t wait for y’all to see it. Next we tackle rebuilding the wikiup. Many thanks to LCRA for providing repair materials!

Our Board of Directors will be evaluating and voting on a re-opening process in a couple of weeks. But in the meantime, we have a virtual bouquet for you to enjoy. Here’s what’s been blooming lately in our Gardens:

Eve’s Necklace has been stealing the show! Sophora affinis has a fragrant pink cascading bloom that turns the entire tree into a beautiful work of art.

Roughleaf Dogwood, Cornus drummondii, has flat-topped flower clusters that are cream colored. This plant’s common name comes from rough hairs on the top surface of its leaf. These native shrubs spread from root sprouts and create thickets that are great habitat for nesting birds and other wildlife. 

Damp weather means mushroom season. Flowers get all the attention in springtime, but mushrooms truly represent rebirth, rejuvenation, and regeneration. Fungi generate soil that gives life!

This Texas Vervain, growing out of the sandstone wall, was perfectly illuminated by the morning sun. It has tiny flowers that add wonderful contrast to any wildflower garden.

Brazos Penstemon, a heat-hardy Texas perennial.

Last but not least, the bluebonnet patch in full bloom. Stay tuned for our forthcoming re-opening schedule.