April visit to Antique Rose Emporium garden

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May 10, 2020

In early April I took a wildflower-hunting drive through the country east of Austin. I ended up driving out to Brenham and past The Antique Rose Emporium, which was open to visitors, so I stopped for a quick tour of the gardens, socially distanced of course. The fuchsia pennants of Byzantine gladiolus were flying.


Cottage garden charm around one of ARE’s many outbuildings


A zen moment


Jerusalem sage flowering under a leaning tree — some sort of fruit tree perhaps?


The purple greenhouse





Brick labyrinth and rose trellis-tower


Multicolored bottle tree and a cast-iron squirrel finial on a purple fence


A bottle tree is a must-have for any Southern garden, and ARE’s tree is tall and colorful.


The nursery tables and arch made of braided terracotta pots


A pot of succulents within a pot of succulents


In an orchard across the road, orange-red Indian paintbrush pooled amid green grass studded with pale-pink flowers.



Last winter’s berries still adorned a possumhaw holly, even as spring wildflowers sprang up at its feet.

Some of you reading this have been plunged back into winter this weekend, but spring will return soon. Meanwhile, Austin is enjoying a late-season, lovely cool day before we plunge back into early summer.

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