Gorgeous Southern Garden… With its imposing fountain and vine-covered brick walls, this space oozes a lazily sensuous French Quarter vibe -- despite its Houston location. “Inside the walls, it’s both structured and lush … creating what I call ‘ordered chaos,’” says landscape architect Helen Grivich. “I like a little whimsy in the middle; I think a garden should make you smile.” (I would definitely smile, provided I had a wonderful gardner to take care of all this loveliness!)
Monet's Garden at Giverny, France. Pink cosmos, golden sunflowers and Fifi, the calico cat who resides at the garden. Photo by Elizabeth Murray, c. 1990, from a collection of postcards published by Pomegranate.