This month’s Court of Distinction has “The colorful selection of flowers and plants,” said Rose Ann Acosta, chair of the Court of the Month committee, and it “provides a breathtaking view of the front yard.” Acosta said there are several varieties of coleus, vincas and white Christmas caladiums that are beautifully accented with black mulch and Mexican beach pebbles around flower beds.
Donna said that to start the landscaping renovation project, she did a lot of research on what types of plants do well in this climate. She studied and learned a lot from the Texas A&M website and countless Google searches. She and her husband then chose plants that were colorful and well exposed to the sun, and when it came to the design, they aimed to move away from the traditional landscape configuration of shrubs lined up at the back with flowers at the bottom. before. Instead, they emphasized plantings that were more in keeping with nature, emphasizing the use of a variety of colors for dramatic effect, “from chartreuse to Dusty Miller’s grays” , Donna said.
The landscaping project was done with local suppliers – Great Western Growers for the plants and bushes and all the stone was from Texas Garden Materials. Donna also thanks their landscaper, Francisco Suarez of Tafetan Landscaping, for his advice on soil selection.
As for their biggest challenge…they’ve been careful to choose plants that do well in this region and tolerate drought, but keeping the gardens and yard looking good in 100 degree temperatures in July is problematic. Thus, the couple waters by hand in the evening.
“Just when you think you’ve seen the prettiest yard in Quail Valley, you pass Peter and Donna Haselow’s home at 3522 Thunderbird,” and viola, Acosta said. “For inspiration and gardening ideas, this is a garden you’ll want to see!” This yard has received several nominations from garden club members.
The QVGC Yard of the Month committee presented the Haselows with free Club membership, a Lowe’s Home Improvement gift card, a membership discount card usable at Enchanted Gardens and a copy of the 2021-2022 QVGC Membership Directory. Missouri City Council member Floyd Emory and Kelly Matte, community relations coordinator for the city, congratulated the Haselows and also presented them with special recognition, a Certificate of Beautification from the City of Missouri. City, in recognition and appreciation of their contribution to the beautification of the city. Quail Valley neighborhood, and as part of the community, to the overall beauty of the city.
If you see a home with outstanding gardens and landscaping, the QVGC invites you to visit their website or send a message by email, [email protected] excellence in gardening. QVGC’s Yard of the Month program will continue through November.
For more information, visit www.QuailValleyGardenClub.org.