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This densely planted garden is located in the Houston Heights district and is, for this homeowner with a passion for gardening, a work in progress and is ever changing. The style is park-like-wildlife-habitat and features no grass, many varieties of both shade and flowering trees, a water feature (reliable source of water is critical for the wildlife), many fragrant plants, perennials and annuals. A circular terrace constructed of dove grey field stone is the main terrace for entertaining. The entire garden lines up with the central axis of the house and main living areas for an incredible view from inside. Every window of the house affords lush, green views. Music is piped into the garden from the house audio system and can be enjoyed from all areas of the garden. The house was purchased by the homeowner in 1997 and immediately the garden transformation began. The Before (1997) and during photos of this cottage style bungalow are here for your review and enjoyment. These gardens are a great source of joy for the homeowner and has been published no less than a dozen times in various publications. To see which visit DMGE.com.

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Before 1997
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After 2018
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After 2017
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After March 2016
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After (2013)
This cottage style garden is a wildlife habitat and a cutting garden affording spectacular views from inside. Layer upon layer of interest.

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Newly constructed walk to curb and cool season annuals.
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David Morello Garden Enterprises, Inc. Made the cover of the garden section of the Houston Chronicle for the umpteenth time with this photo Christmas card.

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The tunnel as dubbed by Kathy Huber
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Inside looking out to the back gardens
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A wildlife habitat
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Spring 2013
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Spring 2013
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Welcome Home
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Delphiniums and the walk to the back door.
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Peggy Martin Climbing Rose
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Peggy Martin Climbing Roses and a place to take a load off and enjoy them.
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Before and After

Moments after a tropical shower.
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World's Favorite Holland Tulips
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Craftsman Style Cottage
Park-Like Feel in a Rustic Garden Style
Spring 2014
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Late March 2014 finds the state flower of Texas (bluebonnets) in full bloom.
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Symmetry in a wildlife habitat.
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The state flower of Texas in full bloom. Spring 2015
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Spring 2015, Cottage style zero lawn planting
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Late winter 2016. A mild winter and a Mexican Flame vine (orange flowers), always delights. David F Morello

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Late winter 2016 and the tail end of Don Quixote pink Holland tulips.
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In a mild winter in Houston the Mexican Flame Vine (orange flowers) delights. David F Morello

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Structure with informal plantings in the flower lovers garden.
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Living behin the flowers.
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A marvelously ecletic collection of what the home owner loves. Some might say over done but I disagree because it's my garden. David Morello

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A marvelously ecletic collection of what the home owner loves. Some might say over done but I disagree because it's my garden. David Morello

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D marvelously ecletic collection of what the home owner loves. Some might say over done but I disagree because it's my garden.
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A marvelously ecletic collection of what the home owner loves. Some might say over done but I disagree because it's my garden.
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Watching over the garden delights.
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Summer solstice 2016
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Tucked away in plain sight is this focal point visible from most angles in this garden. David Morello

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Sights of Spring. Tulips create such anticipation from the moment they are planted.