When we're out and about in Texas, I love to look for garden inspiration in and around the towns we visit.
Around McKinney Texas today lovely flower pots are in bloom...
Most shops have pots full of plants and flowers, but some have flowers planted down in the sidewalk dividers too.
A few years back, one of the shopping centers even created a Long Horn topiary to add some greenery to a bedding area...
The entry to the shop is on the north side of the building and gets less of the hot summer sun than a west side exposure would get.
I try to remember that when I want to duplicate their look. When we first bought our house, the builder had planted evergreen trees like the ones potted in these pictures of My Favorite Room's entry.
The evergreens our builder planted were on the east..and sort of south...side of our house (where our entryway is) and that summer was terribly hot. We had lots of days with temperatures over 100 degrees, and those poor trees did not last at all!
When you're not a good gardener, but love the look, I've finally learned it's best to study and copy the ideas of others who do it better.
If you are looking for ideas for your garden too, come join the party at Everyday Living's Garden Party here.
Thanks for dropping by!