Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wildflower Center.

Matt was kind enough to drive me a distance today to walk some of the grounds of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.  For those gardeners among you, here are a few photos of the beautiful campus.

The architecture tracks the history of Texas, according to the center's brochure.  The courtyard reflects the Spanish missions, and the limestone of the cistern demonstrates German farmers' craftsmanship.
I enjoyed the explicitness of this sign.  Could any possible action have been missed  here?

The center is 279 acres and features 650 species of Texas native plants.

An important message of the center is that as much as 30 per cent of the world's native flora is at risk of extinction.

More limestone, beautifully integrated into the landscape.  

Dry creek bed area.

Simple arrangement of wildflowers at the entrance to  the cafe.

Path to gift shop.  It's probably a good thing that we ran out of time before I went through it.  For those interested in seeing more, check out www.wildflower.org.

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