Birds, Butterflies & Bees

I had never thought of landscape architecture as creating habitats for birds, butterflies and bees.  I always thought of it as creating a space that enhances the architecture of a specific building, echoing the style intended; while creating spaces for gathering, play, gardening and tying all these elements together.  But, the last two to three … Continue Reading

My Top 10 Summer Annuals

We all know summers can be brutal here in Houston!  I have often been asked how our gardens always look good all summer. That my friends, is because we carefully select the most heat resistant color available on the market. To begin with, choose the area where you would like to add annuals, remove the … Continue Reading

Crape Murder Continues

It’s that time of year when Crape Murder is committed!  I am not sure how this horrible procedure began, but it is wide spread in the Houston area – and unfortunately most people believe that butchering Crape Myrtles is the correct way to prune. Please read and help us stop this trend!! Topping Crape Myrtles … Continue Reading

February to do List

February is one of my favorite months, not only because it is my husbands’ and my youngest son’s birthday month, but because for those of us who live in the Houston area, it means Spring is in the air and almost here! Now, is the time to start planning our garden,  so it’s ready to … Continue Reading

Villa d’Este

Every time I go to Italy, Rome is a must see for me. This city is full of antiquity, history, culture and of course fashion and food. However, after a few days in the hustle and bustle of this vibrant city congested with tourists, I like to take a little break and visit the surrounding … Continue Reading

September To Do List

I am so excited that September is finally here and the end of the hot humid and long summer is in sight.  I know you are also excited and ready for Fall flowers! However, we must wait a few more weeks until the temperature  cools down some, at least at night. In the meantime, here is a list of things you should … Continue Reading