AUGUST YARD of the MONTH
907 Loganwood Ave.
The home of new neighbors, Anne & Tom Moxley, has much curb appeal with manicured landscaping. They said it was an honor and a very special surprise to be chosen for YOM. They moved in March 1, 2020, and have made changes to the exterior by removing the fence on their corner lot to add additional patio area to the right side of their home. They enjoy working on home projects, inside and out, fixing and building things. They love exercising, reading, making each other laugh and her long-time hobby of stamp collecting. They have 2 feline “children” which were adopted through the Take Me Home Pet Recue and that they help to keep their wits in check.:-)
The large trees attracted them to this area and the February Ice Age of this year destroyed only a couple of plants. They have many elements in their yard that have been collected through years of estate and garage sales along with long time heirlooms of many friends. The most prized possessions of everything in their flowerbed is the rose bush on the left representing family memories and the one on the right symbolizing their wedding anniversary. I’m sure they will be making great memories with more beautiful plants in the future.
Thanks to our new neighbors who help to make the neighborhood more beautiful.
JULY YARD OF THE MONTH
1517 Waterview Drive
The home of Alice and Dan Harmon since 1999, has much beauty to enjoy by neighbors, friends and passer-bys! Walking to the entrance of their home, you may think you are at the neighborhood nursery seeing the variety of beautiful plants in the flower bed and the pots of flowering plants as far as the eye can see! The huge oak trees shade the entire area where the antique chairs & table is very inviting for visitors to sit for a spell. Their house backs up to Cottonwood Creek for a nice greenbelt view with lots of plants and trees. They have enjoyed living here as their children had attended the RISD schools and love the GH Community pool on the corner.
Alice said “Like everyone else, I was pretty overwhelmed with this “last year experience” and tried to turn my “anxiety energy” into planting flowers. My goal is to have something always blooming (not there yet)! I have picked up perennials, seeds and annuals from neighbors, garden tours and every garden center within a 30 mile radius! I like to think my flowers are cottage style, but my family thinks they are pretty chaotic! Some of my favorites are peonies, queen lime zinnias, orange geraniums, any hydrangea I can get to bloom, and moonflowers from seed. I also love the smell of Sumac Jasmine. Inspiration comes from many, but especially my mother, Ruth, who had lovely flowers and was a Master Gardener.”
It sounds like if anyone has a question or two about plants, Alice could probably answer them 🙂
Alice thanked our committee for the honor of YOM and we thank the Harmons for helping to keep our neighborhood looking beautiful!
Thank you to Calloway’s Nursery for sponsoring the GHNA Yard of the Month program!
Go to Calloway’s Monthly Gardening Tips at the bottom of Beautification page.