Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wildflower Center

Hello everyone! It has been incredibly busy and our postings have been skim. But it's time to share with you some of the cool things we have been up to.

A couple of weekends ago I was down in Austin, Texas. With just 30 minutes to spare I very speedily ran through the grounds of the Wildflower Center. The Muhlenbergia capillaris was in full bloom and yes the photo with the butterflies is real! Also in prime season was the Callicarpa americana. This was stunning in person. The great thing about the Wildflower Center is that everywhere is a demonstration garden, showcasing plants and how to use them. And take note of the interesting ways to collect water by actually revealing the water's path from source to container. Great educational tool!