This weekend I had the pleasure of hanging out with three of my best friends from high school in the sub-tropical, or so it felt, San Antonio Pearl Brewery. (Side Note: Thank you sweet Hubs for watching the Budge a day and a half! #BestHusbandEver)
We came to visit the local farmers’ market, but the off the chain landscaping in the recently renovated area was what caught my eye and the eye of my iPhone!
The plants seemed well suited to the hot, almost sub-tropical environment, but also perfect for any xeriscaped garden.
The Pale Leaf Yuccas were in full bloom.
And played nicely off the chartreuse foliage of the bamboo muhly.
I seriously was in love with the color combination of the silver palm (not sure of the species) and the purple heart, contained by the concrete planter. It made for good seating and good planting. 🙂
And some small, bright green agaves (again not sure of the species)
Here’s a close up!
Here you can see the fantastic, contemporary fountain that unfortunately wasn’t running…and the couple across the way, eyeing me suspiciously. I imagine it to be quite the oasis on a hot day.
And some lovely ladies relaxing in the shade of one of the semi mature shade trees. The gravel patio lightened the whole space up, making everything feel cool and spacious.
Another shot of the steel fountain and the Pearl Brewery smoke stack, no longer in operation.
And another view of the courtyard. Note the lovely umbrellas to help provide shade for the areas not covered by the trees yet.
And some plants around the fountain…along with a lady getting her picture taken. They’re both lovely.
A steel arbor and wall covered a concrete patio. They were trying to train a vine up the posts, but not a lot was growing…maybe too hot?
A stell trellis-like wall separated the fountain courtyard from the steel arbor seating area and Boiler House restaurant.
A view from the fountain courtyard side.
A close up with Bougainvilleas being trained up it.
Even closer close up of the Bougainvilleas.
With my back to the steel trellis wall and facing into the fountain courtyard, you could see this sunken down moat/rain garden thing.
It looked like elephant ears and palms filled this area. I guess plants that could take full sun and didn’t mind the occasional ‘wet feet’ from the run off.
These awesome reclaimed boiler planters were filled with purple oxalis, flowering happily away and some sort of palm.
Another just because. #myfavoriteofalltime
It was time now, to move towards our next and most important destination: food…and margaritas.
Note the awesome reclaimed propane tank planters outside the Boiler House.
This friendly guy and his cactus greeted us at La Gloria on the San Antonio River.
Along with some river-loving friends. Or CackCacks as a certain Budge likes to call them.
But honestly, who cares about plants and landscapes, when you can have one of these! 😉
Seriously though, Pearl Brewery is a must see in San Antonio! Loved it… and the chile tamarindo straw in the Mangonada. #redfingersandtongue