GARDENS Magazine - July/August 2007

Feature Articles

Bulbs for Summer Beauty

Favorite tropical and hardy selections for Texas gardens.

Calm, Cool and Collected

With a green-and-white palette, wicker and antiques, this couple cozied up their landscape while keeping colors crisp.


Desert willow; palms

Saving Water in the Garden

Simple solutions to make the most of this precious resource.

From the Sperry Garden

On a Personal Note

A garden of collections

Ask Neil

Trimming autumn sage, dealing with spider mite damage, and more.

Lone Stars

Rising Star: Calylophus 'Southern Belle'

This drought-tolerant perennial will charm you -- and your garden.

Lemon Verbena

Growing this herb is a sensory delight.

Texas SuperStar Water Garden Plants

Choosing the perfect plants for your Texas water garden just got easier.

A Crape Myrtle Names 'Sioux'

A plant for all seasons.

Elephant Ears

Tropical drama has never been more appealing.

Designing Texas

Patio Partners

When potted together, colorful annuals are perfect complements to leafy herbs.

The Elusive White Garden

Ethereal in its moonlit beauty, an all-white palette is possible in Texas.

Texas Tips

The Art of Bamboo

When crafting bamboo into useful tools and ornamental garden art, your options are limited only by your imagination.

The Gravel Garden

One gardener's experience growing a variety of plants on this unusual medium.

Watering Slopes

Tips for irrigation effectively and minimizing runoff.

Finishing Touch

Hammock Heaven

The ultimate in island-style relaxation.

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