Monday, 18 May 2015

Houston Topiary Tips: Best Plants to Create Garden Masterpieces

According to the Royal Horticultural Society, topiary has been used in many cultures throughout history and has even been present in Roman gardens during the ancient times. Until recently, this art form has not been very prominent, but has yet again reemerged as one of the hottest trends in gardening and landscaping. If you want to add more appeal to your backyard, some topiaries in various shapes is an excellent idea. However, a lot of work go into creating these masterpieces and a huge part of that comes from selecting the right kinds of plants. Here are some of the best plants to use for your Houston topiary masterpieces. Crawling Vine Plants Crawling vines are great for topiaries because they can be made to take just about any shape you can imagine. All that is needed is for it to properly follow a form. This way, as the vine continues to grow, it won’t lose its shape. Choose vines like the English ivy, a plant well-known for its fast growth rate and tolerance to many conditi

Friday, 8 May 2015

Flower Shops in Houston: Blooms Inspired by Great Literary Characters

If the common saying is to be believed, and that April showers had indeed brought May flowers, this is the best time for you to send your loved one (or significant other) a bouquet, especially in honor of spring or Mother’s Day. Flowers are a wonderful gift you can give to those close to your heart, and if they love books, why not give them flowers inspired by their favorite literary character? Fortunately, you can find these unique blooms in leading flower shops in Houston and have them arranged for your loved one.