Seven tips for growing climbing roses - Houston Chronicle

Seven tips for growing climbing roses

Few things make a garden look more romantic than a trellis dripping with opulent climbing roses. Local nurseries offer a number of old-fashioned types that are reliable on the…

If you're concerned about sun, shade or size, take a drive through older neighborhoods to see how mature trees beautify the homes and function in the landscapes. Lacebark elm (also called the Drake elm)

Take care to select trees suited for your yard

If you're concerned about sun, shade or size, take a drive through older neighborhoods to see how mature trees beautify the homes and function in the landscapes. Lacebark elm (also called the Drake elm)

Succulent side-board Designer and co-owner of L.A.-based nursery Potted, Annette Gutierrez uses a weathered wood sideboard to display a collection of potted plants, such as ‘Sunburst’ aeonium with sedum (in red pot) and a tiny succulent landscape in a low white bowl.

38 ideas for succulents in containers

a collection of potted plants, such as ‘Sunburst’ aeonium with sedum (in red pot) and a tiny succulent landscape in a low white bowl

People paint their rain barrels in many creative ways with opaque acrylic paint. The paint is necessary to keep light from getting inside the barrel and growing algae. Saturday

When it rains, let it pour - straight into a rain barrel

People paint their rain barrels in many creative ways with opaque acrylic paint. The paint is necessary to keep light from getting inside the barrel and growing algae.

Sarah Cunningham, of the Galveston Bay Foundation, discusses how to connect a rain barrel to a rain-gutter downspout during a recent workshop.

When it rains, let it pour - straight into a rain barrel

Sarah Cunningham, of the Galveston Bay Foundation, discusses how to connect a rain barrel to a rain-gutter downspout during a recent workshop.

A close up shot of "Madelyn D'Ann 2014" Daylilies provide a full palette of color and dimension for the garden, and they have few rivals, if any, on that score. If you plant your garden with multiples varieties, you can have all sorts of blooms from early spring to autumn.

Beauty and versatility of daylilies grow on gardeners

Beauty and versatility of daylilies grow on gardeners - Houston .

Lily James stars as Lady Rose MacClare If you aren't ready to let go of "Downton Abbey," which concludes its sixth and final season March 6, you could add a bit of the manor's English garden to your own back yard.

'Downton Abbey' characters inspire garden roses

““She’s a very strong-willed character. Like a coiled spring waiting to be released, she is desperate to rebel against the strictures of her upbringing.

Bromeliads, including the colorful Neoregelia, absorb extra water and hold it until needed. Rain water is best.

Bromeliads have a passionate following

Bromeliads, including the colorful Neoregelia, absorb extra water and hold it until needed. Rain water is best.

"Lone Star Big John 2012"  Daylilies provide a full palette of color and dimension for the garden, and they have few rivals, if any, on that score. If you plant your garden with multiples varieties, you can have all sorts of blooms from early spring to autumn.

Beauty and versatility of daylilies grow on gardeners

"Lone Star Big John Daylilies provide a full palette of color and dimension for the garden, and they have few rivals, if any, on that score. If you plant your garden with multiples varieties, you can have all sorts of blooms from early spring to autumn.

Urban chic Hang a vertical planter by your front door to give a hip, urban feel to your doorstep. The living picture is dripping with ‘String of Pearls’ succulents (Senecio rowleyanus) and bronze-tipped aeonium.

38 ideas for succulents in containers

Urban chic Hang a vertical planter by your front door to give a hip, urban feel to your doorstep. The living picture is dripping with ‘String of Pearls’ succulents (Senecio rowleyanus) and bronze-tipped aeonium.

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