The Texas wine industry is exploding. Steven Morgan of the Bluebonnet Wine Trail joins the show to share the insides and outs of this bustling business and how you can enjoy the fruits of their labor (we couldn't resist the pun-ortunity.)Read More
The principles of Islamic garden design have informed almost all of the work at Mirror Lake since Shawn first learned of the concepts in school.
Today, Shawn and Blinda chat with Emma Clark, author of The Art of the Islamic Garden.
Emma Clark designs gardens with a fundamentally spiritual and holistic outlook, undertaking them for private clients and public institutions, both in the U.K. and abroad. She specialises mainly in Islamic gardens, focusing on contemporary interpretations of traditional principles.
She is Senior Tutor on the post-graduate Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts (VITA) Programme at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, LondonRead More
Continuing from last week, Shawn and Blinda discuss the various elements that define and distinguish the quintessential southern garden.Read More
Shawn and Blinda reminisce growing up in the south. Southerners have a unique relationship with their gardens, and along with guest "Skip" Richter, the three dish on zucchini-bikinis, black eyed peas, and more.Read More
The kid are getting antsy! There are only a few more weeks of school left, and if you have little ones you know that they're ready for summer.
Shawn and Blinda chat with Chris Kiewra of Nature Explore, a non-profit whose mission is to "to help children and families develop a profound engagement with the natural world, where nature is an integral, joyful part of children’s daily learning"
Chris offers insight into how best to get your kids away from their screens and in front of nature.Read More
A quick way to add curb appeal to your home is integrating a water feature to your front yard. It may seem like a bold or intimidating gesture, so Shawn and Blinda talk you through everything you need to know to create a welcoming space around the water.Read More
If you need some attractive ground coverage at a great value, Shawn and Blinda have the answer for you. Are you looking for low maintenance and beautiful coverage with low maintenance? One of these options may be a great solution. Listen on!
Over 30+ years, Shawn has designed thousands of backyards and swimming pools. And he has noticed one fascinating phenomenon within these designs: our response to circles.
Sounds strange? Hear the man out...Read More
There's a trend within newer planned neighborhoods: larger lots - much larger than the neighborhoods we've been familiar with the last thirty years or so. With this increase in property and real estate comes a unique design challenge. Mainly, how do you design for so much more acreage??
Shawn and Blinda dish out some design solutions for these larger lots.
The front yard is a unique area in our homes. It is where our private property intersects with our neighbors and communities. Too few people homeowners realize their front yard's potential. Shawn and Blinda discuss how to make the most of this neglected real estate.Read More