A native plant, mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) has pink buds in spring that open to white cup-shape flowers. This native typically grows 5 to 8 feet tall and wide. Mountain laurel is a stand-out evergreen shrub because it tolerates shade (although best flowering occurs in light shade). Look for varieties with red, pink or bicolor blooms, double or large flowers, and buds that stay tight, adding an interesting texture to the shrub. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Anthony and John, from HGTV's hit show Cousins on Call, have turned this back balcony into a perfect mountain oasis. With a hammock for reading and a hot tub for relaxing, this space has something for everyone-not to mention the beautiful mountain view.
This four-bedroom beauty is nestled in the foothills of Tucson, Arizona. Its Southwestern-style architecture makes it blend harmoniously with its desert surroundings and shows them off from numerous balconies and patios.