This bungalow was previously owned by Cactus Jack. He showcased many western cacti, tropical palms, and agaves along with beautiful stonework and hand-crafted fences. He has since moved on to a larger property, but his legacy lives on in this bungalow.
Palms, agaves, and yucca for dry garden
Hard to imagine this is Houston, Texas in the wetter, more humid part of the state.
Salvia add a dash of color throughout the year.
Sadly, the hard freeze from 2010 took its toll on the garden.
Located near Oak Forest Elementary School ~ Oak Forest neighborhood.
A Garden centered around wildlife will always have that wilder look about it. Native plants, along with nectar rich plants attract butterflies, birds, and squirrels.
This lush planting greets the owner after a hard day at work. The owner has kept this garden for many years and it's always a high point on our visit to this neighborhood. Oak Forest Area of Houston.
UPDATE: This house and garden were torn down in June, 2013 due to land developers. There's one bird house on one tree left in the backyard. ~David
This blog is devoted to the wonderful cottages and bungalows in the Houston area that seldom get recognition. These are homes bursting with personality that include great architecture, wonderful gardens, and an inviting presence. Sadly, many are being destroyed due to the massive buidling trends of our city. But not all is bad news. These small houses have their advocates and many are bought and kept for their wonderful features.
I'll put the area of town, but stop there. Where there's one bungalow, there's bound to be more. So Happy Hunting!
New Bungalow in Oak Forest
An inviting porch with Arts & Crafts Style fixtures, chairs, and beautiful front door lend the perfect touch to this cozy cottage garden. Plants: angelonia, begonia, verbena, agapanthas, and liriope.