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On a small corner lot opposite Rosedale Elementary, just a block from the Moore-Hancock Farmstead, is a remarkable modern formal garden: spiny yucca set in conical mounds of gravel, nine large metal stock tanks, and steel-edged raised beds in strict but oddly placed rectangles. It was spectacular going in, but it's already showing signs of entropy as gravel settles here and leaves collect there. Can this sort of formalism succeed in laid-back Austin?

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Unfortunately these photos don't quite do the garden justice. For one thing the water garden aspect is missing, but I didn't want to trespass to catch it. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by for a look.

I wonder what is the significance of the name, "Malinaland"? (No connection with my own Malini.)

garden 2002.06.25 link