Designer Patrick Kirwin offers structure with surprises in a cliff side garden above Lake Austin. Naturalizing bulbs respond to the seasons amidst ferns, flowering perennials and ground covers, and strong succulent structure.
In Fredericksburg, Sue Ford and designer Patrick Kirwin took a lesson from the past to update her garden. She wanted waterwise plants and no lawn, with a cottage garden in front to reflect the home's historic roots. They combined antique roses with structural plants, naturalizing bulbs, and flowers and berries in all seasons to attract wildlife. In back, a renovated patio converges with the shady garden.
Patrick is interviewed on Central Texas Gardener covering uses of several selections for Texas Gardens. They talk through how Patrick structures the sun and shade garden with dioons, palms, dyckias and agaves as well.