Thursday, March 8, 2018

More natural beauty in Moring Garden

At Austin Fling, we'll visit landscape architect Tait Moring's 20-year-old home garden, a sanctuary on the edge of a wild canyon. A unique modern-rustic style, with structural and creative stonework, makes this largely native-plant garden stand out.

Tait says, "To embrace the native landscape, one of my long-term goals is to plant at least one of every native plant that is unique to the region. In a sense, my property has become a 'test kitchen,' a way to actively test the best conditions for specific plant species."

By using native flora, Tait's garden has also become a haven for local wildlife. He commonly sees foxes, hawks, coyotes, roadrunners, owls, bobcats, deer, hummingbirds, wild turkeys, rock squirrels, and many other birds, reptiles and insects.

As you explore, you'll discover some wonderful surprises, including a rock wall that incorporates Tait's childhood rock collection and treasures from his grandfather's cattle ranch, a rare Texas madrone tree, and a vegetable garden of raised stone planters terraced along the edge of the canyon. 

Come join us at Austin Fling, May 3-6, and see this unique garden and many more! Registration info can be found here

3 comments:

  1. This looks like a great garden! I’m so looking forward to seeing my (growing up) city’s interesting gardens!

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  2. This place looks like heaven on earth...wow

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