Morian Garden • Houston, Texas

The client wanted a garden with a pool and a fountain. She acted as contractor for the garden’s construction.

Being in Houston, the garden needed quick shade. The design’s central feature is a runnel and small pool framed by a steel pergola. The shade structure is planted with vines and is an armature for large hanging baskets. A similar steel screen provides an edge to the garden and shields garden inhabitants’ views of the home’s cars. When the ornamental trees and shrubs mature, the design will make a hot, empty yard into a bright yet cool garden oasis.
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