I’ve spent the last week in Austin, TX having a wonderful time seeing new plants, new birds, and new ecosystems. My first full day here I was truly blessed to be given a private tour of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with Kelley, a volunteer at the center and Beautiful Wildlife Garden’s own Meredith O’Reilly. What a joy to tour this beautiful space with such welcoming new friends!
The whole property at the Wildflower Center is a Certified Wildlife Habitat, and they are devoted to education about how the native plants are intricately connected with the wildlife.
Water conservation is of utmost importance here in Texas, and the rainwater harvesting system is is a wonder to behold. Aqueducts run along the top of the archway walls and from the rooftops to large cisterns spaced all around the property.
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center was a marvelous view of spring to this winter-weary Pennsylvania! It was so nice to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and walk among these beautiful blooms. A big huge thank you to Kelley and Meredith for sharing this special place with me!
What native plants are blooming in your early spring wildlife garden?
More of my visits to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center:
- Springtime at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Return to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Lady Bird Johnson: A Woman With a Love of Natural Beauty
Carole Sevilla Brown lives in Philadelphia, PA, and she travels the country speaking about Ecosystem Gardening for Wildlife. Check out her new free online course Ecosystem Gardening Essentials, 15 free lessons delivered to your inbox every week.
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