Fourth of July Lake Houses

The Fourth of July is here, which means an extra day to relax, unwind and enjoy time outdoors.


These amazing waterfront properties will have you planning next year’s Fourth of July festivities lakeside. Just think, everyone gathered on the porch with a gorgeous lake view and front-row seats to enjoy fireworks over the water.



2 Chilton Point | Heath – Lake Ray Hubbard | $2,750,000


142 S. Merlin Drive | Mabank – Cedar Creek Lake | $1,900,000


98 Tanda Trail | Trinidad – Cedar Creek Lake | $1,700,000


2944 Lynn Dell Drive | Tool – Cedar Creek Lake | $1,250,000


388 Stonewall Drive | Streetman – Richland Chambers Lake | $1,150,000


540 Mariah Bay DriveHeath – Lake Ray Hubbard | $949,999


3711 CR 4804 | Athens – Lake Athens | $650,000


325 Winding Shore DriveTool – Cedar Creek Lake | $599,000


12747 Honeysuckle Circle | Eustace – Cedar Creek Lake | $475,000


195 Seaside Drive | Gun Barrel City – Cedar Creek Lake | $399,000


154 King Arthur RoadMabank – Cedar Creek Lake | $350,000


138 Oakdale RoadTrinidad – Cedar Creek Lake | $344,000


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Fourth of July Lake Houses



The Fourth of July is almost here. It’s time to relax, de-stress, and watch fireworks at these six lake house getaways! One of these beautiful homes could be yours!


1 candlelite 21 Candelite Trail | Heath – Lake Ray Hubbard | $8,570,000DCIM100MEDIADJI_0069.JPG162 Sheperds Glen Road | Heath – Lake Ray Hubbard | $4,999,000Tanda Trail98 Tanda Trail | Trinidad – Cedar Creek Lake | $1,700,0001480453919_486974-14bBH111Lakeside_0031.JPG111 Lakeside Drive | Malakoff – Cedar Creek Lake | $849,000 1493926597_493579-85Stillharbor-15.jpg85 Still Harbor Circle | Tool – Cedar Creek Lake | $426,900 unnamed-189 Still Harbor Circle | Tool – Cedar Creek Lake | $299,000


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Spring Plants for Your Texas Landscape

Spring is in the air, and it’s bringing with it a bright floral forecast.

According to experts at The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, “higher temperatures in January and February pushed some plants to bloom early.” This means spring flowers will be in full force the next few months.

If you’re tired of your landscaping and are itching for a change, or simply hoping to add some springtime cheer to your home, below are some great options for plants that will thrive this season.
1. Bluebonnets – Lupinus Texensis

Selective focus closeup with shallow dof on patch of Texas Bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis) from low angle against blue sky.
The iconic state flower of Texas is a no-brainer for spring landscaping. These beautiful stems feature clusters of up to 50 fragrant blue flowers with a white tip. Bluebonnets are even recognized by pollination ecologists as attracting native Bumble Bee species.
2. Daffodils – Narcissus

Wild DaffodilsThese hardy perennials feature showy yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped cup. They develop from a bulb and can be expected to bloom early spring. Try planting these cheerful blooms in the sun as a border or between shrubs.
3. Delphinium – Delphinium Carolinianum

Delphinium,Candle Delphinium,many beautiful purple and blue flowers blooming in the garden,English Larkspur,Tall LarkspurThis colorful perennial may be a challenge to grow, but the beautiful spiky blooms are worth the effort. Flowers can be blue, pink, purple, or white, and are perfect for a cottage-style garden. Grow these plants in fertile soil in full sun to light shade.
4. Fuchsia – Fuchsia Magellanica

Fuchsia. Onagraceae Salvia splendens Scarlet sage.The delicate, striking blooms of fuchsia are great to add an exotic aesthetic to any home. Fuchsia grows best hanging in baskets or in any semi-sunny area.
5. Indian Paintbrush – Castilleja Indivisa

Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata) blooming at high elevation
This native Texas plant is a showy annual or biennial that features stems topped with clumps of bright red paintbrush-like spikes. While relatively unpredictable, these flowers are a great pop of color.
6. Iris – Iris Germanica

Photo of purple iris flowers in a summer garden.
This reliable perennial comes in a variety of colors and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. The tall plants prefer sun, well-drained soil, and a flowerbed to themselves.
7. LinariaLinaria alpina

Linaria can be either hardy annuals or perennials and vary in height from 15 cm to 1.2 m. They have lance shaped leaves and carry flowers that are similar to those of snapdragon. They bloom from the end of spring through to the middle of summer and have flowers of many colors including orange, purple, blue and yellow.These contrasting biennials are great for adding texture to any landscaping. Grow these in a sunny gravel garden, but don’t expect them to survive through a hot and humid Texas summer.
8. Phlox Phlox paniculata

Close-up of Phlox hesperisThese perennials form beautiful clusters of pink or lavender blooms. Plant phlox in moist soil and a sunny area.
9. Primrose – Oenothera speciosa

different colored primrose blooming in springThe small, delicate blooms of primrose range in color and spread extensively in open areas. These flowers require moderate watering and well-drained soils.
10. Tulips – Tulipa

colorful tulip flowers at gardenTulips come in virtually any color, so you can easily find the perfect shade for your landscape. Space each bulb about four to six inches apart and make sure the soil is well-drained, as tulips cannot tolerate excessive moisture.
11. Verbena Verbena

Verbena bonariensis flowerThese tiny little purple blooms form round clusters and can cover large spaces. Plant these perennials in a partly shady area and enjoy the delicate scent they emit.