Shirey/Flanagan Home Garden at 1447 Allston
Mark and John
live in an historic bungalow on the corner of 15th and Allston and the owners' love of gardening is evident everywhere. The garden flows
around the entire house and is reminiscent of a cottage style garden that would have been planted when the house was new. There are annuals,
tender perennials, roses and several unique trees such as the Ulmus parvifolia (commonly known as Chinese elm or Lacebark Elm) in the patio
and a beautiful young Texas ebony (Ebenopsis ebano). It is also a collector’s garden with interesting plants tucked in here and there.
The brick patio and driveway on the 14th street side of the house are made from bricks reclaimed from the streets of Galveston.
July Yard of the Month
309 E. 13th Street - Gottfried and Anne Schiller
moved to Houston ten years ago this month from Europe where they were both avid gardeners. Gottfried is from Dresden, Germany and Anne is
from the states but spent 21 years in London. Gardening here in Houston has been on ongoing experience for them but they have enjoyed the
process. The front yard is a shade garden with many varieties of trees and shrubs including hydrangeas, camellias, hostas, a fig tree
and even a blood orange tree where there is sun! There is a raised stone pond built by Gottfried loved by the fish, toads, and frogs alike.
The birds love to visit as well. The sunny backyard includes a Queen palm tree, an angel trumpet tree, yews, a plumeria among several
other plant varieties and raised beds for growing vegetables. Please drive by and see this lovely garden. We want to thank Zone 9
Tropicals for donating a gift certificate for the Yard of the Month Award.
Send nominations for next month's Yard-of-the-Month to us on our contact page.
Latest Gardening Project
Heights Boulevard Entrance Garden
Thank-you Richard Devine of National Tree and Shrub for donating replacement plants and mulch and many thanks also to our volunteers who
helped us get the Heights Boulevard Entrance Garden ready for summer.