Contemporary Home Inspiration Garden

This contemporary design by landscape architect Tait Moring frames masses of native plants with steel edging and fencing and features a limestone bench and pavers. Compared to a naturalistic style, this garden incorporates some more symmetry. Such gardens are popular in residential landscapes, providing a balance between control and informality.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Ageratina havanensis Shrubby Boneset, White Mistflower, White Shrub Mistflower, Havana Snakeroot Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Calyptocarpus vialis Horseherb, Straggler Daisy, Hierba Del Caballo, Lawnflower Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Dalea greggii Gregg Dalea, Gregg's Prairie Clover, Trailing Indigo Bush, Indigo Bush Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Diospyros texana Texas Persimmon, Mexican Persimmon, Black Persimmon, Chapote, Chapote Prieto Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Echinacea purpurea Eastern Purple Coneflower, Purple Coneflower Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Dry
Euphorbia cyathophora Wild Poinsettia, Poinsettia, Fire On The Mountain Annual Herb Sun Moist
Glandularia bipinnatifida Prairie Verbena, Purple Prairie Verbena, Dakota Vervain, Dakota Mock Vervain, Moradilla, Alfombrilla Perennial Herb, Subshrub Part-shade Moist, Dry
Ilex vomitoria Yaupon, Yaupon Holly, Cassina Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii Turk's Cap, Drummond's Turk's Cap, Drummond Turk's Cap, Wax Mallow, Drummond's Wax Mallow, Drummond Wax Mallow, Red Mallow, Texas Mallow, Mexican Apple, Sleeping Hibiscus, Bleeding Hearts, Manzanita Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Muhlenbergia lindheimeri Lindheimer's Muhly, Lindheimer Muhly, Big Muhly, Blue Muhly Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Moist, Dry
Phyla nodiflora Texas Frogfruit, Turkey Tangle Fogfruit, Frogfruit Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rhus aromatica Fragrant Sumac, Aromatic Sumac, Lemon Sumac, Polecat Bush Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan, Common Black-eyed Susan, Brown-eyed Susan, Blackeyed Susan Annual Herb Sun Moist, Dry
Sabal minor Dwarf Palmetto, Bush Palmetto, Palmetto Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Scutellaria ovata Heartleaf Skullcap, Heart-leaf Skullcap Perennial Herb Shade, Part-shade Moist
Ulmus crassifolia Cedar Elm, Fall Elm, Basket Elm, Scrub Elm, Lime Elm, Texas Elm, Southern Rock Elm, Olmo Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida Zexmenia, Orange Zexmenia, Hairy Wedelia, Wedelia, Texas Creeping-oxeye Perennial Herb Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry