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Friday, April 25, 2014

Welcome Fort Worth!

Well, maybe not all of Fort Worth.  It just feels like all of Fort Worth will be here.  Explanation? 

March 27th, I received the email from my neighbor that his loft apartment will be part of the 2014 FW AIA (American Institute of Architects) Home Tour April 26th and 27th.  Yicks! Four weeks.

Nice article in our local glossy magazine:  Skip on over to page 86 for all the details for our location.

I especially liked this paragraph in the article:  No pressure

(No, my husband has not been demoted to working at a nursery. I am certain that part was lost in translation.  My husband helps transform the gardens out of the love of working in a yard.)

 This was June 2013

This has been one of those winters you have your fingers crossed that things will return from their roots.  Most everything in the loft garden was looking pretty dead.  All I could do was determine what I absolutely knew was dead and replace it with something big and colorful for the tour. (Many of the perennials are just barely peeking out today.)

This evening...

It was a bit of work getting it all whipped into shape and I am now calling it "done".  (If I go outside, I am certain there will be something I must fix.)  Now, off to make a proper dinner and early to bed for once in a month... not before Mr. FW Dirt takes some photos this evening.  I promise to share the "before" and "afters".


  1. Looks good Cindy, of course you are wiped out by now with the winter putting a crimp in the best of gardens. The tour should be fun and I love that you got a mention in the article.

    My next thought...So now you tell us?! My SIL in Dallas was just on the phone asking when we are coming up this year. Then again, you have been busy....

    Off to read the article. Being the cool kids on the block must be fun!

    1. Shirley, when you visit the SIL then please allot some time for a FW visit! Anytime! I might even get you a private tour into Ame's place.