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Wimberley Garden Club Sponsors the Annual Garden Tour, 2006, Featuring the Bowman, Gumbert, Stiegler, Muse, Moseley, Lindsay, Genzer and Prihoda Gardens
Saturday, May 13, 2006
10 AM to 4 PM
Each Wimberley garden is unique
The Wimberley Garden Club's Annual Garden Tour will take place Saturday, May 13, 2006, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Tickets are $7.00, and are available at the Wimberley Visitor Center through the day of the Tour, at the seven homes during the Tour. The tour includes a plant sale, an art exhibit and sale by the Wimberley Valley Art League. Refreshments are included in the price of the ticket.

The gardens on the tour include those of:

Kay and John Bowman

Both the front and back yard of this home have been beautifully landscaped with curving limestone-edged beds placed throughout the St. Augustine lawn. Attractive flowering plants thrive in both raised beds and pots. Existing mature native trees (ash juniper) have been incorporated into the landscape. A flagstone patio and a dry creek add interest to the backyard. Landscape design is by Wendy Lovejoy. Ms Bowman is a member of the Wimberley Garden Club.

Melinda and Rachel Gumbert

Visit this yard to view an example of a beautifully landscaped area that is very deer resistant. The plants include Texas sage, grape-leaf mahonia, red bud, and crepe myrtle. Sweet gum trees line the driveway. The drip irrigation system, designed and installed by Cindy and Walter Stierhoff, the former owners, contribute to the ease of maintenance. Melinda and Rachel are members of the Wimberley Garden Club.

Bob and Beverly Muse

This property features limestone terraced gardens that are home to a variety of flowers, herbs, vegetables, grapes, and fig trees. You will find a water feature, a cactus garden, tropical plants and a wildlife-friendly garden surrounding this home. Be sure to view the 2.5 acres of fenced natural hill country landscape from the wrap-around porch. Works of local artists will be available for view and sale. A portion of the sales will benefit the Garden Club's charitable giving.

Norma Stiegler

Hidden behind a limestone wall with a rustic wood gate you will find a lovely hacienda and garden. The raised beds are home to at least 46 varieties of flowers and herbs. The native and adapted plants are identified by tags. Ms  Stiegler is an artist, and her creations are found throughout the garden. A small waterfall adds additional charm. Follow the walkway to the back of the house that leads to Wilson Creek, where many more plants and flowers are growing.

Ann and Carey Lindsay

Large live oaks shade much of this property which is home to predominately native plants including Will Fleming holly, possum haw holly, American beautyberry, bluebonnets, and several varieties of poppies. The landscape was designed by Wendy Lovejoy. Don t miss the backyard where a beautiful fountain is the center of a large garden of flowers and plants.

George Ann Moseley

You will find the Moseley home in Paradise Hills, on the Blanco River. The garden is an excellent example of what can be done with container gardening. Pots (112 of them) are used in lieu of raised beds. Walk to the back of the house to enjoy the trees and ferns that line the banks of the Blanco River. Ms Moseley is a member of the Wimberley Garden Club.

Audrey Genzer and Laddie Prihoda

The drive to visit the home of Audrey Genzer and Laddie Prihoda is time well spent. This property features a large vegetable garden and the spacious back yard features a fish pond. There is a lovely, large feeding area where the Garden Club will provide refreshments for those on the tour. Don't miss the "trucks in the trees" and the flower "bed" as you stroll around the yard.

Locations for these gardens range from Brookhollow Drive, Brookmeadow Drive, Skyline Ridge Lookout, River Road Circle to South River, Blanco Drive, and Rainbow Ranch.



RELATED LINKS

The Wimberley Garden Club

Planting Smart in the Texas Hill Country
Selecting plants with tolerance for drought and resistance to deer browsing with an eye toward attracting welcome attention from hummingbirds and butterflies can result in a rewarding landscape with year-round pleasure.

Butterfly Gardening in the Central Texas Hill Country
Information, links and resources for attracting
a beautiful hill country visitor to your Central Texas garden.






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