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Perennials in Dallas Landscape Design 

What’s Spectacular

Texas Landscape Design

Cotoneaster Glaucophyllus

Cotoneaster Glaucophyllus Cotoneaster - Gray spikey shrub for Texas and thyme with its tiny blue blooms in front. Cotoneaster glaucophylus In a [...]

June Perennials for Texas

June Blooming Texas Perennials Purple Cone Flower and Salvia Greggii both June blooming perennials in Texas. June blooming perennials Sedums [...]

Swiss Avenue Historic Wilson District

Wilson Historic District The Wilson Historic District was created by the Meadows foundation.  It is located two blocks north of Baylor Hospital and just blocks [...]

Chitalpa Tree: Morning Cloud

 Chitalpa Tree Pink Dawn Chitalpa Tree, blooms in the summer. Is a cross between the native Texas tree Desert Willow ant the Catalpa. [...]

Dallas Field of Tulips in Vinca Minor

Dallas Field of Tulips in Vinca Minor Vinca is a ground cover that thrives in the shade blooming in mid-March to early April in Texas. [...]

Cross Vine in Texas

The Robust Cross  Vine in Texas Cross Vine Spring Blooms in Texas:  Early March Cross Vine Early April for shaded vine. [...]

Gadgets and Ideas

Features and Concept Gardens

Red Long Stem Floribunda

Veterans Honor Veterans Honor is a grandiflora that blooms prolifically with large five inch blooms and a 25-30 petal count. Stem is 18"-22" and [...]

Touch of Class Hybrid Tea

Touch of Class Hybrid Tea Rated by the American Rose Society as the finest hybrid tea rose in the world.  The blend pink, orange and [...]

Welcoming Doors in Dallas Landscape Design

Welcoming Doors and Drive / Dallas Landscape Design Ready for summer with a classic combination of Geraniums, red and orange, and gray Dusty Miller with [...]

Garden Gates and Welcoming Doors

Garden Gates and Welcoming Doors Build the entrance high and proud, Darkening and eke brightening, Of a riven thunder-cloud Veinëd with the lightning. Use one [...]

Dallas Landscaping April Bloomers

Dallas Landscaping What's Blooming in April!    

Dallas Landscaping May Bloomers

Dallas Landscaping and Design:  What's Blooming in May!

Ferns in Texas

Ferns are Happy in Texas!! Ferns are perennials and provide incredible texture and contrasting color to a garden.  Ferns are found in all parts of [...]

Lady Bugs in Texas Gardening

Dallas Landscaping and Design: Gardening with Ladybugs Lady bugs eat aphids and other garden pests. Release your Lady Bugs into your garden at night [...]

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maples in Texas Japanese Maple is the understory tree of choice in Texas now. They are slightly easier than dogwoods to initiate into the [...]

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maples in Texas Japanese Maple is the understory tree of choice in Texas now. They are slightly easier than dogwoods to initiate into the [...]

Best Texas Shrubs

Shrubs that can withstand Texas drought conditions.  

Cotoneaster Glaucophyllus

Cotoneaster Glaucophyllus Cotoneaster - Gray spikey shrub for Texas and thyme with its tiny blue blooms in front. Cotoneaster glaucophylus In a [...]

June Perennials for Texas

June Blooming Texas Perennials Purple Cone Flower and Salvia Greggii both June blooming perennials in Texas. June blooming perennials Sedums [...]

Loropetalum Purple Flowering Shrub

Loropetalum and Barberry Loropetalum Burgundy Flowering Shrub Hardy and a relatively new shrub, Loropetalum has burgundy leaves with deep rose colored tubular flowers.  It is [...]

Spring Lettuce in Texas

Spring and Fall Lettuces in Texas Spring and Autumn Lettuces in the Texas Garden There really are no differences between spring and fall [...]

Sweet Fragrance Texas Shrub Rose

I know the image is blurry and will get better image but for now:           I can spend the summer adding [...]

Honey Perfume

Honey Perfume is a small floribunda which grows to about four feet high in Texas with a spicy scent.


What’s Working in Dallas

Texas Gardening

Sweet Fragrance Texas Shrub Rose

I know the image is blurry and will get better image but for now:           I can spend the summer adding [...]

Honey Perfume

Honey Perfume is a small floribunda which grows to about four feet high in Texas with a spicy scent.

Maman Cochet Tea Rose for Texas

Maman Cochet Tea Rose has a thick green leaf. It is a full bloomer at first spring blush in Texas. This rose is in its [...]

Gates and Gardens that Say Welcome Home

Lee Ann Torrans:  Gates and Gardens that say Welcome Home!                               [...]

Drought Tolerant Landscape Design in Texas

Water Restrictions!  Water Bills!  Forgot to Water!  Irrigation System Broken! Forget all that.  Go drought tolerant.  Here are some ideas. Drought resistant landscape design [...]

DMA – Sculpture Garden – I wish I were here today.

Dallas Museum Art Sculpture Garden The Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center have wonderful gardens.  The DMA is always free. The DMA [...]

Raised Bed Gardening in Texas

Raised Bed Gardening in Texas Raised Gardening Beds in Texas Landscape Design Concrete blocks will raise the PH in your garden soil so [...]

Landscaping Design with Crape Myrtles

Landscaping Design with Crape Myrtles This Dallas Red crape myrtle creates stunning welcome.  And here is my same old question: wouldn't a loropetalum or [...]

Twilight Garden Walk

Shaded Perennial Garden Dallas is and always has been a gardening town though it is not always easy to garden here.  You must fight drought [...]

Hedges – Little Gem Magnolia

Magnolia Popular Hedge Row Tree Little Gem Southern Magnolia is the most popular hedge in Dallas now.  It grows to 30 feet in height with [...]

Japanese Garden Landscape

Full Moon Bridge - Japanese Garden Landscape More on Japanese Garden and Landscaping Like all gardens Japanese Garden landscaping is a work in [...]

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