Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Houston is Green
While we are South of the border in high, dry San Miguel de Allende, I forget just how green everything is in Houston. But it is green and the trees are huge with spreading canopies that sprinkle the lawns and streets with shade. There are ferns, and flowers and vines and hostas and shrubs.....all shades of green.
Most homes and even office buildings have "front yards" that are open to the public. Houses are set back 25 feet or more from the street so you get this feeling of green space everywhere you go. This is one of the things that I miss while living in San Miguel where some houses have lovely gardens but they are behind walls so you only get a glimpse of them if you catch a door open.
And the varieties of plants that will grow in Houston's heat and humidity is amazing. I loved my garden here. I like our patio and terrace pots and plants but I just don't get as excited about gardening in San Miguel as I did in Houston.