Here Comes The Sun
It is starting to feel like Spring in Houston. We may still have a few cold snaps in front of us, so if you get the gardening bug, its best to stick with plants known to tolerate Houston’s unpredictable weather.
This week, I wanted to share with you some popular year-round plants for landscaping in Houston:
This vine is known for its fragrant white flowers and is a popular choice for covering fences and walls.
This tropical perennial produces colorful flowers in shades of yellow, orange, pink, and red and is drought-tolerant.
This small shrub produces delicate pink or white flowers and is drought-tolerant.
This deciduous tree produces vibrant pink, red, or purple flowers in the summer and fall and is also drought-tolerant.
This small palm tree is drought-tolerant and can be used in a variety of landscaping settings.
This small shrub produces white, pink or red flowers and is drought-tolerant.
It’s always best to check with a local nursery. One of my favorites is Thompson + Hanson. They also have an adorable gift shop with lots of irresistible finds that you didn’t even know you needed!
TEA IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
According to 2022 Census data, new homes are selling fast. Since August, the median timeframe from completion to sale was under 2 months.
Still trying to be healthy in 2023, but craving a pasta night?
This lightened-up version of fettuccine Alfredo can make you feel a little bit better about pasta night. Skipping the heavy cream and using just a little bit of Greek yogurt still gives you a creamy sauce you’ll love.
You can even try this sauce on Trader Joes Cauliflower gnocchi for a satisfying pasta-ish dinner!
I just finished the book: This is Your Brain on Food. When it comes to diet, most people’s concerns involve weight loss, fitness, cardiac health, and longevity.
But what we eat affects more than our bodies; it also affects our brains. And recent studies have shown that diet can have a profound impact on mental health conditions ranging from ADHD to depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, OCD, dementia, and beyond. I think it’s worth a read