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West University Place

This garden is the result of two properties joined together to make one very special home and garden that is quite the happy place for butterflies, bees, birds, other wildlife, and humans alike.

Concept Drawings Which Didn't Make the Cut

Before the transformational make-over.

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AFTER David Morello

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After

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After the transformation. David Morello

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A short animation of this garden that we recently completed. David Morello

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The garden care group arrives to tend to this oasis in the middle of the neighborhood. David Morello

West University Place

West University Place

What better way to illustrate to the client, our ideas than 3-D computer-aided drawings. This showing the garden in the evening. David Morello

West University Place

What better way to illustrate to the client, our ideas than 3-D computer-aided drawings. David Morello

West University Place

What better way to illustrate to the client, our ideas than 3-D computer-aided drawings. David Morello

West University Place

What better way to illustrate to the client, our ideas than 3-D computer-aided drawings. The walkway from the residence to the screened porch. David Morello

West University Place

What better way to illustrate to the client, our ideas than 3-D computer-aided drawings. Bird's eye view. David Morello

West University Place

What better way to illustrate to the client, our ideas than 3-D computer-aided drawings. The screened porch and terracing. David Morello

West University Place

What better way to illustrate to the client, our ideas than 3-D computer-aided drawings. Copper roofing. David Morello

West University Place

West University Place

What better way to illustrate to the client, our ideas than 3-D computer-aided drawings. Breakfast patio. David Morello

West University Place

What better way to illustrate to the client, our ideas than 3-D computer-aided drawings. Virginia Creeper vine. David Morello

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Water music David Morello

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Rocks cover drain grates and walking iris love the damp conditions in this garden. David Morello

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A master gardeners playground. David Morello

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Geometric lines and natural stones are featured along with the planting specimens.

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The entrance is marked by two owls atop the brick columns. David Morello

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Literally a blank canvas. David Morello

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During Construction. Transferring the design from paper to the site.

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After Ohoto. The vegetable garden is front and center for maximum sunshine David Morello

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Mother Nature surprised me with the black elephant ear. David Morello

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During construction.

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Laying out the bed lines. David Morello

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This drawing helped me sell the project by making it easier to convey my ideas to the client.

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Gazebo and terracing take form.

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The garden path leads you past a lovely stand of zinnias on way to the water feature and screened porch. David Morello

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Geometry is fundamental. David Morello

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The view from the screened porch. David Morello

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The view from the screened porch. David Morello

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The view toward the screened porch. David Morello

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What the lucky neighbors see. David Morello

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This is what you see when you are standing at the entrance gate. David Morello

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Twp co-joined properties make a lovely paradise for everyone.

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Butterfly garden.

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Butterfly garden. Mandevilla climbing vine.

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Giant Elephant Ear is about due for dividing and re-locating. These are what happy plants look like. David Morello

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Blueberry-like fruit of the Chinese Fringe tree. The fruits are reportedly edible for humans, too, especially if pickled (Chionanthus is a member of the olive family, Oleaceae) though I have never tried them. ... Chionanthus retusus is native to China and thus sometimes called Chinese fringetree.

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Tropical Mandevilla both white and pink thrive in this vertical garden with full sun. David Morello

West University Place

The abundance of early Fall in Houston is one reason I love it here. David Morello

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Seeing this garden cheers me up every time. David Morello

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My happy place. This garden validates me! David Morello

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Speaks for itself. David Morello

West University Place

Speaks for itself. David Morello

West University Place

Speaks for itself. David Morello

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Differing textures. David Morello

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Two lots co-joined.

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Differing textures. David Morello

West University Place

Butterfly garden.

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Autumn 2021

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Here's an interesting perspective. We got caught in a downpour and ran to the screened gazebo where I captured this image.