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Jardin De Mil Flores 2005-2006

Provenance:
Alamo Hills-Terrell Hills Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 12 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio
Texas
San Antonio
Jardin De Mil Flores (San Antonio, Texas)
Date:
2005
2005-2006
Notes:
Established in 2003, and located on a busy intersection in the heart of Alamo Heights neighborhood, the garden is located on 1/3 acre. Mexican courtyards inspired the owners. Blooming plants serve to soften the adobe home's golden yellow color and sharp angles. To create a feeling of privacy from the intersection, the owners created a patio area directly in front of the home's entrance. Concrete benches designed by the owner frame the patio and serve to complete the feel of an outdoor room. Black Mexican lava rocks, large river rock, and antique bricks comprise the patio. The garden contains mostly drought-resistant, sun-tolerant plants and perennial beds. Several succulents such as Yucca aloifolia (Spanish Bayonet) and Yucca gloriosa (Spanish Dagger) provide a backdrop to beds of red Hamelia patens (Mexican Fire Bush) and yello Tecoma stans (Esperanza).
People associated with this property include: Dana Moessner (patio designer, 1996); and Alejandro Mendoza (gardener, 1996-2006).
Summary:
The folder contains a work sheet,plant list, and site plan.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
TX080000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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