Upon viewing the allotment garden, I immediately noticed that each garden is truly a star.
The garden is bordered on two sides by this lovely fence. This sign tells visitors the name of the garden as well as contact information.
Peeking over the fence, even on a grey day the garden seems very colorful. I caught the sight of several birds enjoying the bounty.
This is one of two gates that lead to the garden.
As I am about to enter the gate, I stop for a moment to look at this rose.
Each plot is bordered with cinder blocks.
I noticed a variety of different types of support. Going vertical always gives a gardener more space.
I really like this trellis with peas.
Each gardener had their own labeling system.
Each plot had faucet and hose.
Lavender is very difficult to grown in Houston, because of our high humidity. I must applaud this lovely specimen.
Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas and I just love them!
Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis)
While visiting this garden, I noticed it had everything you might need in a garden…like a table.
Each plot often had garden art.
Some gardeners painted their cinder blocks.
Straw was often used for mulch.
This gardener already has strawberries.
Some of these gardeners may live in an apartment or a condominium with little or no space for a garden.
These solar lights will extend the number of hours that they can work in their garden.
I know this pond will attract wildlife.
A bridge to cross the pond…
This winter has been so mild, I believe these gardeners have harvested all winter.
A place to sit beside the pond…
A solar panel to run this light…
The initials of this garden…
Many of the gardeners planted inside the cinder blocks.
They also have a barbeque and picnic tables.
Every garden needs a storage shed and compost piles.
I really like this form of support.
A board is laid across the cinder blocks and is drilled with hole to accommodate the PVC pipes.
An aluminum pipe is then place inside.
Next, wire mesh is string between the aluminum pipes.
Another plot, they have added wood to their border.
Super Cute Garden Art!
Don’t you just love the purple cinder blocks with lime green dots?
Well, it’s time for me to go. I’ll try to visit again. I would love to see this garden in late spring.