Tuesday, 28 June 2016
It’s easy to think of topiaries as large pieces of art lining up grand estates. But these garden sculptures don’t always mean towering, pillar-like cones or artful animals that take up sprawling lawns. You don’t need half an acre of land to cultivate your own topiary collection in Houston. In fact, if it suits you, you don’t even need a yard at all. Just find a bare wall Take a good look at your front lawn or backyard. Sure, there might not be room for a manicured hedge or a sculpted, stand-alone shrub, but do you have a fence or bare wall? You can grow climbing shrubs along it. Varieties like the firethorn (pyracantha coccinea) are relatively easy to grow. Over time, you can trim and prune it, much like a free-standing topiary, to run a variety of patterns along your wall. You can start simply with clean-cut lines and freeform shapes, or aim for archways over your windows and doors.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
With Memorial Day celebrated, summer is officially here – meaning you’ll have all the more reason to splurge at your favorite flower shops in Houston. It’s the season of parties, weddings, and any other old excuse to celebrate under the sun. And, when you’re playing host, what better way to put a flourish on festivities than by featuring summer blooms? Home and garden experts around the country have started chiming in on what they see as this summer’s floral trends. Read on for a few tips on how you can truly spruce up the season.
Thursday, 2 June 2016
When the wedding is close, you will be directly involved in a plethora of tasks regarding the arrangement. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to give enough time to each task, and chances are some of the areas might not get the attention it needs. One of the most ignored area of weddings is flower arrangements, as most people tend to overlook the importance of having the right flower arrangement for their weddings. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best and the most exquisite flower arrangements for your wedding.