Village West Yard of the Month
The Village West August Yard of the Month winner is 11318 Overbrook Lane. This yard is certainly not struggling in the heat we’ve had so far this summer! Your first impression will be “lots of color”.
The owner achieves this using a single annual, Vinca or periwinkle, in pink, red, purple and white. The Vincas edge the front beds, the bed around the trees and fill pots at the street. The Vinca is a Texas Superstar plant, tolerating heat, high humidity and full sun (can bloom in part shade). It is also drought tolerant, but does best with regular watering. Earlier generations of Vinca or periwinkle had major fungus issues making them a poor choice for Houston. This Superstar Vinca is developed to have resistance to the fungus, making it a great summer annual.
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This landscape features Houston’s most popular – and most used – shrubs – Japanese Yaupon, Japanese Boxwood and Waxleaf Ligustrum. First, these shrubs are evergreen. Second, they are generally healthy (some fungal issues with Boxwood. Lastly, they are live long. They are planted in a tiered formation against the house, with Yaupon in the front, Boxwood in the middle position and Ligustrum against the house. The Boxwood and Yaupon grow slowly so they don’t require a lot of maintenance. The Ligustrum can grow to 10’, so these are neatly in place with routine trimming. Also, Ligustrum screens the edge of the property, blocking view of the neighboring driveway.
There is an island bed around pines and a magnolia. The bed edge is Vinca, and filled with a mix of Foxtail Fern and Flax Lily. Please come see this landscape, get ideas for your own yard, and congratulate the owner.
Village West is located in Houston’s Energy Corridor business district. The neighborhood is convenient to many of Houston’s major roadways therefore making it an easy commute to many of Houston’s employment centers. It’s a beautiful well established neighborhood with many benefits and amenities for it’s residents. For more information about Village West and all it’s wonderful amenities, visit Village West.org .
Thanks to our August judges for highlighting this yard for us. (A different group of judges choose the winning yard each month, ensuring a variety of gardening styles/preferences are considered.)
This marks the 3rd year that Connie Vallone of Park West Real Estate (713) 249-4177 has underwritten support for the Yard of the Month awards. We value and appreciate her involvement in our community and hope that you will consider using her for your real estate needs.