Here's something you don't see every day on the busy streets of Dallas.
My friend Jane Holahan created this wonderful urban wildflower oasis which is filled with spontaneous delights.
Larkspur and Poppies will soon fade while Guara and Echinacea are just getting started. What looks like a happy accident, where perhaps nature took it's course, is actually planned, edited, managed and maintained throughout the year.
There is sophistication in the repetition of plants, the mixtures of perennials and self sowing annuals as well as the succession of plantings that provide for more than one season. Jane works diligently on all of this, taking pleasure in the process and she is quite humble about what she has achieved. The results are a refreshing garden style that is rarely seen in our city.
She's digging up a few of her plants for me to integrate into my garden and even sent me home with seeds and a Larkspur bouquet!