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 local xeriscapes and other beautiful ways to cohabit peacefully with the
unique beauty of rocky, cedar filled hills and valleys.
Six beautiful gardens are
usually featured on each year's tour and gardeners work feverishly to make
sure the gardens are show-ready. This year a prolonged drought has
afflicted Central Texas, but a few welcome soaking rains arrived just in
time to give those spring plantings the boost they needed for a
of us whose gardens are not always photogenic, there are many ways to
maximize the possibilities of low-maintenance gardening in the Wimberley
and planting a butterfly garden, for instance, can bring color on
the wing for hours of delightful viewing. As a bonus, many of the plants
that attract butterflies, also attract hummingbirds. And don't be
surprised if you see a little imposter in your summertime garden. Check
out the Hummingbird
Moth, the Little Bug Who Looks Like a Bird.
course, the most difficult thing about gardening in the hill country of
central Texas is the challenging environment. Rocky soil, frequent
droughts, the occasional deer brunch, searing heat...all are factors that
savvy gardeners take into account when planning and planting a garden to
provide maximum enjoyment with least maintenance.
indigenous plants that are heat, drought, and deer-resistant is the first
step toward creating a garden that can be rewarding year round. A planned
landscape incorporating these choices is often termed "xeriscaping,"
and doesn't exclude a beautiful outcome. Click
here for much more about how and what to choose for a carefree
gardening experience with huge rewards.
knows, you may be next to be invited to show off your garden in the next
Wimberley Garden Club Tour!