Texas Landscape Design

So many readers have asked to show the whole landscape if you can not just close ups.  I am sad that I have lost my wide angle lens but will find a new one soon that I like.  I think I can improve upon my last one.  For now here are some photos of Dallas and Texas landscapes.  Sorry about the focus for the recent images.  Not sure I like the lens I have been using … technical issue!

River birches and weeping cedars make a strong statement. In the background to the right are three green Japanese Maples and an Oak Leaf Hydrangea.

River birches and weeping cedars make a strong statement. In the background to the right are three green Japanese Maples and an Oak Leaf Hydrangea.

River birches and weeping cedars make a strong statement. In the background to the right are three green Japanese Maples and an Oak Leaf Hydrangea.

River birches and weeping cedars make a strong statement. In the background to the right are three green Japanese Maples and an Oak Leaf Hydrangea.

Dallas Landscaping Rule of THree: River Birches and Cedars

Dallas Landscaping Rule of Three: River Birches and Cedars.  This is a perfect example of how you can take a large home’s landscape design and incorporate it into your smaller landscaping palette.

Read more on cedars here …

Dallas Landscaping Hearty Hibiscus Tree with Magnolia

Dallas Landscaping Hearty Hibiscus Tree with Magnolia

 Read more on Hardy Hibiscus here …

High Cotton White Crape Myrtle

High Cotton White Crape Myrtle used in landscape design to flank house.

Japanese Maple in Dallas Landscape Design. A row of four.

Japanese Maple in Dallas Landscape Design. A row of four.

Townhouse White Crape Myrtles

Townhouse White Crape Myrtles flank this home. A theme in Dallas Landscape design.

Oak trees are the most important landscaping decision you will make. Nothing will add more value to your landscape than an oak. This features holly fern and caladiums, a classic combination.

Oak trees are the most important landscaping decision in Texas and Dallas that you will make. Nothing will add more value to your landscape than an oak. This features holly fern and caladiums, a classic combination.  Japaneses maples and a crape myrtle add focus and are almost guaranteed to do well in Texas.

An oak tree grounds this landscape with holly fern and mahonia, another classic combination.

An oak tree grounds this landscape with holly fern and mahonia, another classic combination.  The caladium bulbs can be dug up each fall and replanted in the spring.

Read more on mahonia here…
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Dallas Landscaping Design with oak tree and oak leaf hydrangea.

Dallas Landscaping Design with oak tree and oak leaf hydrangea.  To the right is an old classic that now comes in a smaller and more controllable size:

Dallas Landscaping: Japanese Maple under an oak tree

Dallas Landscaping: Japanese Maple under an oak tree.

Oak-Tree-Landscape-Design-Texas-Dallas-Barberry-

Barberry for landscaping design contrast.  The crape myrtle is yet to bloom out.

Read more about Barberry here …