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Wimberley Garden Club Features Local Wimberley Gardens: Vint, O'Neill, Lee, Ross and Deer Creek Nursing Center
Peace reigns in this featured garden from the Wimberley Garden Club tour
Wimberley residents always know that Spring has officially blossomed when the Wimberley Garden Club holds its annual tour. Residents and local experts invite the public into their beautiful gardens in a hospitable display of nature's best. Eagerly awaited by those who've been lucky enough to attend a previous tour, this event reveals the green thumbs behind xeriscaping and other beautiful ways to cohabit peacefully with the unique beauty of rocky, cedar filled hills and valleys.

Five different gardens were featured on the 2003 tour, as well as an art and plant sale. Visitors are always advised to begin early enough to include them all. Comfortable clothes are the order of the day, and come prepared to enjoy yourself!

The previous tour in 2002 featured gardens that displayed a variety of options available for area enthusiasts. One home had a water feature plus garden "rooms" under restoration. Another homeowner had to overcome a steep slope just outside their front door; this garden was a fine example of working with nature to produce a hill country landscape.

Another home was a Certified Texas Wildscape and Nationally Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat with a stunning view of the valley below. A great place for bird watching!

On the 2002 tour, visitors also viewed a garden where a path wandered down a gentle slope past beds of larkspur and poppies and on to an old-fashioned rose garden. Yes, roses can be grown in deer country! Ask local gardeners how they do it.

There were four home gardens and the courtyard garden at the local nursing home on the annual Wimberley Garden Tour for 2003.

At the Vint garden, a driveway leads you past the horse barn access to the house and gardens. While house, pool and water feature have recently been built, it is surprising to note the extensive variety of mature trees, shrubs and garden "rooms" under restoration. Ask a docent to explain this landscape mystery. Don't miss the hill country views from this unique site!

The O'Neills started their landscape in the fall of 2000 facing the typical landscape trials of Wimberley: lots of deer, lots of rock and little water. Added to this, they had the challenge of working with a large slope just outside their front door. Come see their answer to these challenges. This garden is a great example of working with nature to produce a wonderful hill country landscape.

At the Lee garden, you will be treated to viewing wildlife while surrounded by beautiful plants. Don't miss this Certified Texas Wildscape and Nationally Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat. Relax on a driftwood bench, take in the stunning view of the valley below and possibly catch a glimpse of Cedar Wax Wings or Bob White Quail.

The look and feel of the hill country surround the front of the Ross home. Surprise and delight await the visitor to the backyard garden. A path takes you down a gentle slope, past beds of larkspur and poppies, a purple martin house and through an old-fashioned rose garden. A little further, you will find assorted berries growing in a back corner of the year.

Relax in the peaceful courtyard garden at Deer Creek Nursing Center under the shade of numerous oak trees. Listen to the soothing sound of the fountain, breathe in the fresh air while enjoying the many colors of this garden. Residents take pleasure in planting in wooden planter boxes that are thoughfully placed at wheelchair height.




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