Gardens

Rooftop Oasis

A Hill Country retreat with the greenest little pool house in Texas

April/May 2012

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The pool house’s curving cedar strips give the illusion of a canoe being carried overhead.

photo: Ryann Ford

The sloping rooftop garden mimics the Hill Country landscape beyond.

photo: Ryann Ford

Prairie Verbena

photo: Ryann Ford

Clover and two varities of grassy horsetail ground the limestone steps connecting the main house to the pool and terrace.

photo: Ryann Ford

Red ice plant

photo: Ryann Ford

Four nerve daisy

photo: Ryann Ford

White verbena ‘Alba’

photo: Ryann Ford

Stonecrop

photo: Ryann Ford