- very friendly....(they are good friends of ours)
- urban....(they are in the Houston Heights)
- courtyard garden.... (it IS just that)
My second choice would be a vertical tropical courtyard garden.
My third choice would be the birdhouse whimsical garden! Let's go see it, shall we?
The front 'door' to the garden. David is a home builder so he loves to play around with ideas.
First, let's stop by the porch. You can tell a lot about gardeners by their footwear.
David's is on the left. Jeanine's is on the right. (At least I hope so...I didn't ask!)
Here's the cozy back porch with their cute cat.
David does all the stone and path work. Jeanine does all the plantings.
A beautiful bird cage highlights this corner of the garden.
Don't you just love Jeanine's bird house collection? Each one is unique.
There are stone paths everywhere. David brings leftover stones from his job sights to add to the tapestry. The local Dichondra have found their niche while Saponaria ocymoides or Tumbling Ted wants to tumble out of the flower beds.
An angel keeps watch over the birdbath in a quiet corner.
Like most cities, space is precious. So the only way to go is up!
This beautiful Hass Avocado tree anchors the courtyard garden.
Speaking of going up, this Clerodendrum thomsoniae is racing upwards on a new trellis.
But it won't beat the blue Sky Vine (Thunbergia grandiflora)
A massive Pecan tree keeps things shady, but with time it should bloom.
Jeanine is shy, but I managed to find her behind this Butterfly ginger.
Bird cages, bird houses, bird baths, and now this whimsical bird pillow.
It was a tweet visit to their garden.
I couldn't get a photo of David. I think he was carrying around more stones!
That's it for today.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you are inspired.