The Dallas Water-Wise Landscape Tour was this past weekend. It was also the first full weekend we have had in some time when it was not raining, so garden tours were low on my priority list. I have a garden at home that has been neglected for the last month because of the rain and needs some attention. Even so, I could not resist hitting a few of the closer gardens.
The first stop was the North Tour Headquarters at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center on Coit Road in far north Dallas. There used to be an interesting collection of native plants in the parking lots and around the buildings near Coit Road. I believe those plants have a connection to plantsman and co-founder of the Texas Native Plant Society, Benny Simpson. Unfortunately, those plant were removed over the last few years.
On this day, visitors were directed to two new demonstration "houses" that are landscaped with water-wise plants. The goal is to introduce visitors to different ways to save water, both inside and out. Of course, one way to save water is the use of native and adapted plants in the landscape.
That's all for now. I will try to post some highlights from the rest of the Dallas Water-Wise tour soon. I also have a few pictures from the Plano Water-Wise tour.