Lucinda’s garden lingers in my mind even after The Garden Bloggers Fling has passed. It is imprinted in my heart after wandering through one early morning in May. The colors ever cheerful, the whimsical art and coveted pieces from Lucinda’s life journey.
Lucinda’s garden persona can be found around every corner, peeking out from under eaves and cozy nooks. She has left her mark of love everywhere imaginable.
Using bold colors reminiscent of her travels to Mexico, Lucinda Hutson created a memory. Paying homage to the people, the culture, and Tequila, Lucinda has authored several books. “Viva Tequila”, is the latest book written by Lucinda Hutson. Nationally known as a food, garden and lifestyle writer, as well as a colorful lecturer, Lucinda has gardened here for 40 years. She welcomed Garden Bloggers from around the country to see her creative use of space. What a perfect place to visit for the 10th Anniversary of The Garden Bloggers Fling. This Texican garden truly celebrated the diversity found in Austin Texas…and in its gardens!
Hesitant about color? Not Lucinda! Second-guessing what coordinates with what? Not in this garden! Having some of your peers do a bit of creative tile work to tie things altogether? You can find the work of her talented artisan friends here.
This is a place that leaves you shaken and stirred like a Drunken Sugar Plum Cocktail (pg. 168, Viva Tequila!). I remember the art, the plants, the tiles and the smiles. All of this, I mentally captured on a beautiful morning in Austin, Texas. I relished in this beautiful moment in Lucinda’s garden.
Starting our day in such a vibrant space, was truly a living alarm clock for the senses. This Garden Bloggers Fling gave me a lot of perspective on how other people garden. Whether on the East Coast, across the Pond, or the Southwest, gardening can be as unique as the gardener. Lucinda’s garden gave us permission to garden with total abandon.
Do you garden with total abandon? Does your garden – whether formal or unique – leave you shaken and stirred?
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A wonderful post! I think we all develop our own gardening styles, and Lucinda’s was an exceptional example.
Personally, I enjoy a much more soothing garden surrounding, with green colors, punctuated with purple, etc.
But Lucinda’s garden was amazing – and it totally reflected her – that’s what I like in gardens, and we saw a lot of that in the Fling this year.
Thank you so much for commenting on my blog post. It is important to receive feedback. This was an amazing Fling!!! I am so excited for all of the future Flings that I might be privileged to attend! My garden may not be that over the top, but it will be quite colorful!! Enjoy the day…it is a gift!
I’m not surprised that Lucinda’s garden was a favorite — it’s so full of personality and color, and she’s been working on it for 40 years. May we all garden with such abandon, in whatever way pleases us!
Fab post Teri. This and a couple of gardens have given me much food for thought since I’ve come back from Austin. You’ve summed it up as ‘gardening with abandon’; I’ve been thinking about not being afraid to garden your own way and put your own personality into your garden. Your summary is much more succint!
So enjoyed this post, Teri. To answer you question: I need more abandon in my garden….lots more color. gail
Go for it, Gail!!! I had to pause writing to add color to my garden and dream of it it can become.
I imagined using my version of Lucinda’s blueprint!! Now I am awaiting bloom!
Thank you for commenting on my blog!
So glad to have met you even happier that you found joy and inspiration in Lucinda’s garden!
Likewise Linda!! Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog!
Oh Teri, I am beyond touched by the beauty of your words. You are a beautiful wordsmith and you so captured the spirit of my gardens and also honored all others—artists, Mexicanos, and critters who have inspired it. Thank you for this incredibly beautiful blessing!!!!????????????