Garden design is like any other art form. We all perceive beauty differently. So what I’m about to jot out today may or may not jibe with your own landscaping goals. Take with you any of these tips that will help. Leave the others behind. These are just my own stream-of-consciousness — the things that roll through my own mind as I’m planning a basic home landscape design.
If you have shade trees, you now have leaves. Thousands of leaves. You wake up one morning, and the neighbor is blowing his leaves onto your lawn. You don’t even own a maple tree, but there they are — his maple leaves on your lawn. What’s a gardener to do with all of those leaves?
Horticultural definitions. Has a great ring to it, doesn’t it? It sounds like the opening line of a bestselling novel — or maybe it doesn’t. But if I do this correctly, you’ll soon realize how important these terms will be to your success as a North Texas gardener. That could happen quite soon.
My mama told me that fast cars and fast women could be the death of me. I’m driving an old Chevy pickup that’s about to roll past 100,000 miles, and Lynn and I have been faithfully married for 49 years and one month. Mama was right.