Welcoming Doors and Drive / Dallas Landscape Design

Ready for summer with a classic combination of Geraniums, red and orange, and gray Dusty Miller Ready for summer with a classic combination of Geraniums, red and orange, and gray Dusty Miller with Candy Tuft tucked in for a frosty white color.
  The Texas Classic: Mexican Pottery The Texas Classic: Mexican Pottery filled with yellow Candlestick plant, unfortunately an annual in North Texas but it does come back in South Texas.



Containers Welcoming Doors

Containers flank patio doors and echo the stonework’s color.

Sleek design with self watering flower pots

Sleek design with self watering flower pots.  Palms with aspidistra and impatiens for annual color.  Those look like the slow growing Sago Palms in the containers and the larger Windmill palm which is very hardy, slow-growing with fibrous trunks. It typically makes it through Dallas winters, though in some cases wrapping in winter is best. Under ten degrees and it may not make it.   (Wrapping a palm is a lot of work.)

Aspidistra is the long leaved green plant also known as Cast Iron Plant because of its hardiness and the rust colored portions of a leaf after a hard winter.  Aspidistra is a traditional southern perennial.


Tall flower pots great containers fro shrubs allowing deep roots.

Tall flower pots great containers fro shrubs allowing deep roots.

Mothers Day Ideas

Mothers Day Ideas

See more Mother’s Day ideas here …

Self watering patio containers tall and thin. You can see Purple Shamrock in the border and holly fern. Self watering patio containers tall and thin. You can see Purple Shamrock in the border and holly fern with some hostas, Persian Shield and impatiens for the summer.  Persian Shield can take shade or sun, incredibly versatile and beautiful
 See more on Persian Shield a shade loving perennial  …

Going for colorful to match their beautiful roof.

Going for colorful to match their beautiful roof.  Those are red, red rocket crapes and so lovely when they bloom … stay tuned for that one.

Agave, Cactus, Cedar Native Texas Landscape Design
Agave, Cactus, Cedar Native Texas Landscape Design at the drive.  These are ALL natural Texas plants, especially the cedar!  That’s a bit of purple Mealy Sage there popping up in the lower left hand corner.  

This is completely TEXAS authentic and I LOVE IT!

Crape Myrtle Alley Entrance

Crape Myrtle Alley Entrance.  Cannot wait go to back and catch those crape blooming!

Perennial Driveway with Pansy Redbud Tree

Perennial Driveway with Redbud Tree.  The back row includes Muhlenberger grasses with sunflowers in the front.  More on those next post!




 

Welcoming Entrance with Mature Knockout Roses

Welcoming Entrance with Mature Knockout Roses:  Let them grow to their natural size, I love it.  Rule of Three for Hybrid Teas – Group in Threes.


Ceramic flower pots for out doors.

Ceramic flower pots for out doors.

 

 

 

Variegated Yuccas in Shallow Planter

Variegated Yuccas in Shallow Planter – You can see the watering system and a new little Yucca coming out the side!  They’ve got this one figured out.

 

Plano Flowering Pot Ideas

Container Gardening with variegated tapioca. The classic rule of three: draping plant, rounded plant and plant with height (which will be the variegated tapioca, a patented Texas Superstar from Texas A&M and a perennial in South Texas but not Dallas).

More on Best May Perennials here …

 

Shallow container with organic matter, water retention pellets / crystals, Osmocot and self watering system.

Shallow container with organic matter, water retention pellets / crystals, Osmocote and self watering system.

 

Get ready for summer with hanging baskets on tree limbs.

Variegated Ivy is a very popular draping plant for container gardening.  Here the salmon colored geraniums interspersed with Dusty Miller on the ground reflect an Oreangeola Japanese Maple in the background.

Read more on Japanese Maples here …

 

Get ready for summer with hanging baskets on tree limbs.

Get ready for summer with hanging baskets on tree limbs.  This includes sweet potato fine, geraniums and bougainvillea climbing up.  Possibly purple Sweet Potato vine would have been better.  The green sweet potato vine is much more aggressive than the purple.

New proportions and meaning to 'fern urn'

New proportions and meaning to ‘fern urn’

Turquoise Fern Urn

Turquoise Fern Urn Two Years Later (not the best image, sorry about that)

Classic Texas Cedar Elms

Classic Texas Cedar Elms, I hope they keep these.

Container Gardening in Dallas Landscape Design

Container Gardening in Dallas Landscape Design.  A fern urn with begonias and impatiens for an annual look

Here’s a peek of a fabulous garden with complimenting containers and landscape design.

Container Gardening in Dallas Landscape Design

Container Gardening in Dallas Landscape Design.  This is lusciously romantic and there is so much more here with the trailing matching wall plantings.

More to come on this one for sure!  See the wall plantings below.

Here’s a Peek!

Draping bougainvillea in exquisite wall planting

Draping bougainvillea in exquisite wall planting

Draping bougainvillea in exquisite wall planting

Draping bougainvillea in exquisite wall planting.  And yes!  That’s Persian Shield in there with so many other exquisite plants.  This is just chocked full of texture, color and size.  Forget the Rule of Three here, this is the Rule of Ten!

 

And a bit of fun, from my brother:

Ward’s Windmill from Lee on Vimeo.

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Saying hello with splashes of red.

Saying hello with splashes of red.

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