The Gardener

Hello!  Welcome to The Whimsical Gardener.  I'm Cat and I live in Austin, Texas and garden in zone 8 on the edge of the Texas Hill Country. 

I'm an avid gardener and amateur photographer.  My love of nature, design and art inspired me to create The Whimsical Gardener blog as a journal to record the happenings of my suburban garden.  With this blog I hope to inspire others as we travel this gardening journey together.

Gardening in Central Texas has taught me not to take myself too seriously which has resulted in a whimsical and light-hearted gardening style.  I like a playful feel and try to find unique, unexpected ways to enhance the garden.

I've focused on creating a garden where wildlife can thrive using native and adapted plants.  It is fascinating to observe the diverse wildlife that calls our garden home.

I hope you'll join me as I create a garden where family, friends and wildlife live harmoniously.

If you would like to learn more about me you can visit my post "10 Things I Love" (Oct. '10).