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The Hill Country Water Gardens and Nursery sits on five acres of land in the center of Cedar Park, Texas. A suburb of Austin, Cedar Park has a long history of strip malls and "big box" stores but, nestled inside this garden center you will find some local charm. Billed as a "full service" nursery, you can shop for local flowers and bog plants, stroll through the koi ponds, shop for funky pottery, and enjoy a park-like setting in the middle of the city.
This photo book is a study in the water gardens, showcasing images shot over a several year period, across seasons and changes (many additions) to the water gardens and nursery.
New York born Carol Schiraldi is an artist currently living outside of Austin, Texas with her curly black dog, Chase. A master of showcasing architecture in all its many forms, Carol loves the detail, form and structure of buildings and man-made constructs, often contrasting them with her natural surroundings. Her passion for experimentation has given her work a dramatic signature style. Since her first local show in an Austin ice cream parlor, her artwork has gone on to be exhibited in galleries and museums around the world as well as included in publications and many sites on the web. Her work has been selected for over fifty international juried exhibitions, included in permanent collections, appeared in print publications, and sought by collectors. Carol's Little World, the award-winning website she created, showcases what critics often call her quirky creative style.