First of - smoke bush. I saw this (both the green and purple form) in a large number of gardens.
|those smoke puffs!|
Next hesperaloe funifera - also seen in multiple gardens, and most of them in bloom!
|at Lady Bird Johnson center|
This next one (also from Lady Bird Johnson) I have no idea what it is. I may have asked on Instagram, so maybe someone answered already?
|those green bloom stalks are cool!|
|ground cover at the library|
This next plant was actually for sale - Muhlenbergia dumosa at The Natural Gardener
|Unfortunately, gallon pots don't fit in my carry on.|
Not a plant, but also at The Natural Gardener - these beautiful glass chimes.
Back to plants - several gardens had these pineapple guave (acca sellowiana) - gorgeous flowers and leaves, and it even makes fruit!
|Given how wet these are - this must be from Mirador!|
|it looks good dry too!|
This next one, several bloggers asked about. It was a salvia (gigantica?) but with the most amazing azure-y colored blooms.
|This one is in Pam's garden.|
Lucinda's garden had the same pretty salvia, along with a non-plant resident that i wouldn't mind -
|cute Sancho - waiting to be admired|
This plant is one I've written about before - piper auritum. I actually got my own little cutting.
|From Margi McClurgs garden|
There was one rose at Kirk Moring's garden that for some reason really wanted to come home with me - Rosa 'Livin Easy":
|the foliage and color and scent was amazing!|