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LITTLE GREEN HERON
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Botanical Gardens Seating and Sculptures....

Along the trails throughout the garden grounds, there are observation towers, stone paths meandering through the lush greenery, sculptures, wire topiary, sensory gardens for meditation, boardwalks taking you here, there...signage of South Texas history and culture, etc. Also seen in alcoves, shaded for some relief from the heat, or decorative to create more atmosphere in a particular area of the landscape are benches and tables...




Wire Topiary: [wire forms, moss and perennials] eventually. These two are a roadrunner and a butterfly - when completed for the season] they'll be covered in bloom!










The last stop was the Rose Cotiliion. I'll share that in following post!


...and to continue showcasing my Trolls...

My 13th Troll Share

TROLL DOLL COLLECTION
KING OF THE Wild Frontier!


circa: early 80s



52 comments:

  1. What a beautiful garden. Love that butterfly bench

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  2. The benches and flowers are all so pretty! Love the Zinnias. They remind me of my Nonna. She grew them every year.

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    1. My father had them in his gardens too!!

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  3. Hello, Anni
    The topiary Roadrunner and butterfly are cool, I love the benches and the pretty flowers. Have a happy day and great weekend!

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    1. It's a pleasant area to walk. But, not too much changes over the seasons.

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  4. Lots of nice things to see on your walk through there. My dad grew zinnias as well. Pretty picture!

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  5. I love visiting botanical gardens, this one sure looks beautiful. Great shots Annie. I hope we will get to see the topiaries when they are complete for the season. Another cute Troll too. :)

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    1. Dunno how long it takes for them to complete the topiaries (all done by volunteers, so depends on "time")

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  6. this trolls hat reminds me of my brothers davy crockett hat and both my sons had one too. i want to sit on that butterfly bench. it is gorgeous. would like that in my yard. beautiful photos of a lovely place. while i went through your slide show, twice, i keep forgetting to say that mine has disapeared off of Beaus blog

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    1. Yep, I remember those coon skin hats. Was quite a fad.
      Redo your lightbox on Beau's blog & SAVE....it should reset.

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  7. I've always loved zinnias. They have that old-fashioned flower feel to them.

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  8. Loved he roadrunner and bet he is really special covered in blooms.
    Looks like a great place to visit on a hot day.

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    1. I've only seen photos (not mine) of these wire topiaries...THEY Are fantastic!

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  9. Beautiful visit...

    And your heat/humidity are uncomfortable for people, but they make growing things lushhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    🌞 🌞 🌞 🌞 🌞 🌞

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    1. I don't care for humid & hot, but you learn to acclimate.

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  10. This was a lovely walk I took with you. We have many parks and plants and flowers and boardwalks and towers here, but I dont know of any topiaries like this. Except at Christmas. Loved this!

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  11. Heaven on earth... is my definition of this!!! Heavenly beauty!!! And I'm glad your little frontier troll added to the glamour of it all. :) ~Andrea xoxoxo

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  12. Thanks for taking us on such a lovely walk through a beautiful place.

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  13. Oh I really want to go to those gardens..how beautiful. I love all the larger than life sculptures, especially the roadrunner. I saw my one and only roadrunner in Nevada years ago. It was so exciting for me. That guy was so quick that I only got 1 blurred photo..BUT, I did see him.
    Love your troll too.
    Sue

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    1. Roadrunners are either very secretive or scarce. I have seen so few myself.

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  14. I like those wire sculptures, too, but the flowers really caught my eye. I love zinnias but think of them as fall flowers, mostly.

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    1. Mum's are "Fall" to me. Zinnias are "Summer". 😊

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  15. There is so much to see! The Zinnia are beautiful. I love the wire topiaries, they are sculptures and also turn into toparies! The path to the pagoda is so inviting, can't wait to see the other side!

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  16. What a delightful place to go walking. Your photos make me want to go there.

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    1. It's good place to walk through. Not nearly your usual 6 Miles tho.

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  17. A wonderful tour through these botanical gardens with your stellar photos! The sculptures are beautiful and the topiaries will be a sight to behold. I hope you're experiencing a cool down soon!

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    1. If anything, it's hotter. But, that's coastal Texas!!

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  18. That must be an interesting place to visit and very photogenic.

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  19. Thank you for sharing these photographs.
    It looks an interesting place to visit especially with the sculptures and topiary.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. It's a good area to spend a couple hours with nature.

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  20. Especially love the bird topiaries, and I can already smell the roses next time. Girl, be careful those trolls dont come alive at midnight. Thanks for visiting. Yes, the bird w/c is mine and no, the rain is supposed to be towards the panhandle. I am more middle coast, the St. Pete/Clearwater area.

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    1. Thankfully, they're trapped and can't get out!! lol

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  21. We love to visit Botanical Gardens. This is a nice one!

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  22. Zinnias are so lovely. I sowed an entire packet of seeds and exactly one came up. At least I hope that's not a weed I've been watering.

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  23. We love botanical gardens, and this one is a beauty. ❤️

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  24. Love the beautiful butterfly bench! That looks like a great place to walk around!

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    1. It is...I never tire of going there.

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  25. I really like butterfly bench.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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