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Here are some of our favorite small garden projects and things of fascination, beauty and wonder. Each and everything interesting in it's own rite. Here is where the happy, healthy and well cared for gardens exist. It's the Art and the Science of the garden at work and it is that which sets us apart from the rest of the pack.

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Vine on an iron trellis David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Caldwell Pink antique rose, Potato vine, English ivy, Gold Bougainvillea David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Bougainvillia on an iron Monet trellis David Morello

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Magenta bougainvillea hanging over the blue pool water David Morello

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Spectacular cherry blossoms David Morello

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Tulips and boxwood with Belinda's Dream antique rose David Morello

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Container plantings randomly arranged on a circular patio David Morello

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Courtyard plantings with a small fountain David Morello

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Mexican plum tree blossoms and a blue sky David Morello

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Winter annuals for Houston David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Winter annuals for Houston David Morello

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Peggy Martin rose climbing on an iron fence David Morello

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Coleus mix for shade David Morello

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Cool-season annuals for Houston David Morello

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Mexican plum flowers, sweet viburnum, spartan juniper, green pittosporum David Morello

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Flowers for shade in Houston David Morello

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Stunning front courtyard garden David Morello

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Winter cyclamen and a beautifully cared for front garden David Morello

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Spiral ginger and a Jungle gym playset set in a mulch saucer David Morello

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Cool-season annuals David Morello

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The flowers of the magnificent vitex tree David Morello

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Container gardening David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

The garden at the old Smith and Hawken store in Houston David Morello

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Poolside with a plumeria specimen David Morello

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Coral vine has taken over this basketball backboard and net David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Comfortable chaise lounge at the old Smith and Hawken store in Houston David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Container gardening David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Container gardening and moss rose annuals David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

cool-season annuals David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Container gardening David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Window in cedar gate David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Container gardening David Morello

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Evergreen wisteria and red oak arbor David Morello

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Nearly Wild antique rose David Morello

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Mandevilla and potato vine with shade annuals David Morello

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Caldwell pink antique rose David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Smith and Hawken Houston David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Smith and Hawken Houston David Morello

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Antique garden ornament and fountain David Morello

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Climbing rose David Morello

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Evergreen pear trees David Morello

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Cool-season annuals with a painterly filter applied David Morello

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Staircase leading to the front door David Morello

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Raised planters and Carolina Jasmine David Morello

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Pocket garden with a bench and a stone border avid Morello

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Our first nature style fountain for a back garden David Morello

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Front garden with annuals and garden ornament David Morello

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Courtyard cut out bed David Morello

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Boots on the ground is what it takes David Morello

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Stunning cut flagstone patio with brass drain David Morello

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Coral beauty antique rose David Morello

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Children's play set and lush plantings David Morello

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Smith and Hawken Houston David Morello

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Gravel circular drive with an interesting stone border David Morello

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Courtyard gardening David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Smith and Hawken Houston David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Smith and Hawken Houston David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Smith and Hawken Houston David Morello

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Three containers in a recessed area David Morello

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Belindas Dream and Nearly Wild antique roses David Morello

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Smith and Hawken Houston David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Smith and Hawken Houston David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Smith and Hawken Houston David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Pretty Things

Smith and Hawken Houston David Morello

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Winter annuals David Morello

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Container gardening David Morello

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Terrace overlooking lush gardens David Morello

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Bulbine David Morello

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Fringe tree flowers

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Windmill palm tree David Morello

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Windmill palm tree and asparagus fern David Morello

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Tree-top terrace David Morello

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Incredible entrance simply planted David Morello

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David Morello was here David Morello

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Circular drive and live oak tree David Morello

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Bougainvillea on Monet trellis David Morello

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Remarkable masonry work on the columns of this pergola David Morello

Northern California Charm

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Ouisie's garden as seen from Smith and Hawken Houston David Morello

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Ouisie's garden decorated for Christmas David Morello

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Comfy lounge chairs David Morello

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Bleeding heart clerodendrun David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Small courtyard garden David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Custom water feature David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Red Barron peach tree blossoms David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

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Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Mexican mint marigold and red rose David Morello

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Water feature and antique brick patio David Morello

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Incredible circular motor court David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Courtyard gardening and rose mallow in the back David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Highland Village David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Highland Village David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Highland Village David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Highland Village David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Courtyard gardening David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Monet bench and cat whiskers David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Mexican sedum and red carnations David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Summer mix of flowers David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Cottage garden David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

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Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Texas Bluebonnets David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

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Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Small pocket garden with lots of charm. David Morello

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Merry Christmas from David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

Particularly stunning this year are the camellias probably because we had such a consistently cold winter in Houston (2013-2014). David Morello

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Houstons most beautiful crepe myrtle trees David Morello

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A classic beauty David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Pretty Things

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Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Things of Wonder

Zinnias David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Things of Wonder

Zinnias David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Things of Wonder

Belindas Dream antique rose David Morello

Miscellaneous Gardens and Various Things of Wonder

Mandevilla vine David Morello

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Beyond the dense hedge of Cleyera Japonica lies a very private courtyard which houses the Magnolia Champaca tree. The flower of this tree is used to make joy perfume. David Morello

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Leonotis leonurus or wild dagga, a member of the mint family, is a perennial shrub native to southern Africa. The flowers are a red-orange color, grow in spikes, and are a favorite of many gardeners because of their beauty. The spikes become clustered inflorescences of interrupted flowers with five two-lipped petals, all joined. Wild dagga’s leaves are opposite, simple, and petiolate (leafstalk), narrowly oblong and linear, and taper at the base. Mildly fragrant, the leaves are densely hairy and grow to about 100 millimeters long and 20 millimeters wide. The shrub itself can grow up to 5 meters high (plants.usda.gov n.d.). David F. Morello

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Caladiums David Morello

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Who doesn't love a stand of calaiums I ask you? David F Morello

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A simple composition of begonias and lysemachia do this container proud. David Morello

Memorial

Why settle for one layer of interest? David Morello