Village West Yard of the Month
Congratulations to July’s Village West Yard of the Month winners at 11506 Burgoyne. There is a lot going on in this landscape. It’s FULL of sun and shade (mostly) perennial plants that provide color and texture in multiple seasons. Plant repetition and large landscape rocks tie the various beds together for a coordinated look.
Plant Types Used in the Yard of the Month for July
July’s Village West Yard of the Month’s sunny bed at the mailbox is filled with a mass planting of society garlic edged with river rock. There are beds on both sides of the driveway. Crepe myrtles anchor the left bed and is abundant with asparagus fern, fig ivy, Mexican petunia, day lilies and flax lily. One of the rather unusual plants in this bed is a grouping of curcuma ginger. The plant from which you can harvest turmeric. This tropical produces large cone shaped white and pink flowers in spring and summer that last weeks. Come late fall it goes dormant, continuing its growth underground, with multiple plants re-emerging in spring. This is a real keeper for Houston as long as there is good drainage!
A Sago palm dominates the right side of the drive of the July Yard of the Month. There is also a large clump of yellow lantana facing the street, along with flax lily, foxtail, and Mexican heather. Using river rock, moss rock and pavers, the bed continues across the front of the house with azaleas hugging the house. Also included are more asparagus fern and Mexican petunia, foxtail, red lipstick salvia, iris, and agapanthus.
Additional Plants Used
Another bed runs across the left front of the house and flows into the entry. It includes a red oleander on the far left, more asparagus fern and flax lily. Additionally, esperanza, rain lilies and more curcuma ginger. As you approach the front door there’s a large sago palm, with sword fern and mini mondo (monkey) grass.
Pots and potted plants are placed strategically in each of the beds allowing plants to move as the season demands or as the owner prefers.
This is a landscape that deserves a close look. It changes with the seasons, with different plants being dominant. It will reward you with new ideas each time you pass. Take a look and try something new!
Village West is located in Houston’s Energy Corridor business district. The neighborhood is conveniently located 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 .
Judges and Sponsors
Thanks to our judges Cindy Overton & Tracy Niall, and our partner, Connie Vallone of Park West Real Estate (713) 249-4177.