Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

Wide Shot – April 2014

imageYou can see from the picture that my front garden is looking rather sparse after its spring cut back of perennials and grasses.  But spring is here, and so are the rains, so hopefully next months shot looks full and happy.

*****I have exciting news!  My garden will be featured on Central Texas Gardener (CTG)  this weekend.  It was such a wonderful experience!  Linda and her team were so much fun, and lovely, lovely, lovely.  :)  If you would like to see my garden in that one of a kind CTG motion, please tune in, or watch online.  Here is the schedule: CTG Schedule

Please join me in posting a wide shot of your garden the first of every month, or anytime you get to it in the month.  It is my hope, that this exercise will assist us all both in the appreciation of our gardens as they grow and change, and in growing and learning ourselves to recognize changes we may want to make.





  1. Your front yard looks a lot different since you took out all that Gomphrena, Heather. Are those clumps of Opuntia I see? Here’s my post for the month: http://krispgarden.blogspot.com/2014/04/wide-shots-april-2014.html

    Thanks again for hosting!

    • Thanks for your post, Kris! :) Yes, it sure does look different sans gomphrena…but I think I like it better….maybe….;) -xericstyle

  2. Here’s my link http://myhesperidesgarden.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/the-long-view-april-2014/
    yours looks a little bare what have you taken out?

    • Thanks for participating with your lovely shots, Christina! Mine is bare….lots and lots of spring cutting back of this, that, and the other. -xericstyle

  3. CathyT

    This is the first time I’ve got involved, Heather. But ‘wide shot’ is a great idea. I don’t know your garden yet, but look forward to more wide shots. Here is the link to my own: http://gardendreamingatchatillon.weebly.com/thoughts-on-a-french-garden.html
    All best!

    • I am so excited to have you participating from France!!!!! I REALLY enjoyed your pictures and I look forward to surfing your site – thank you! :) -xericstyle

  4. I can’t wait to see this when it comes out! It should be posted tomorrow.

    • COOOoooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!! xo – xericstyle

  5. Looking nice, and public congrats on your garden being featured on CTG! That cut-back look is just fine, and something that always benefits.
    My post – http://dryheatblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/wide-shot-42014/

    • Thank you, mentor!!!!!!!! -xericstyle

  6. Additional kudos for the CTG gig. Couldn’t happen to nicer spaces (or their gardeners!). I’ve wanted to jump in on this meme for a while but never got organized in time. I’m still going to be a bit late, but my post should be up on 4/5 at http://austinagrodolce.blogspot.com/ to join the fun. Thanks for hosting!

  7. I finally got my post up and here it is:
    Love the fresh look of the new garden you have growing finally…and rain!! Awesome! And congrats on your good news…

    • Thank you, Donna!!! I am always excited to see your posts, and read your beautiful prose!- xericstyle

  8. Debra

    Congratulations on the CTG spot! I’ll be watching for sure. =)

    • Thanks, Deb! I want worms! -xericstyle


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