Welcome! As "Annie in Austin" I blog about gardening in Austin, TX with occasional looks back at our former gardens in Illinois. My husband Philo & I also make videos - some use garden images as background for my original songs, some capture Austin events & sometimes we share videos of birds in our garden.
Come talk about gardens, movies, music, genealogy and Austin at the Transplantable Rose and listen to my original songs on YouTube. For an overview read Three Gardens, Twenty Years. Unless noted, these words and photos are my copyrighted work.
From the first minute we saw them in the front yard, we knew the aging Arizona Ash trees would be trouble, but we liked this house, bought it anyway, and moved here in summer 2004. By the following February I'd written a comical song called "Arizona Ash" for my Roots in Austin collection.
When the trees budded out this spring, barely a third of the biggest Ash was alive. The day of reckoning had come so last week we called Austex and got out the camera.