July Yard-of-the-Month winner

By Sydney Ashby

[singlepic id=301 w=320 h=240 float=right]The owner of 2167 Evelyn Avenue understands that you do not need a huge lot to create a beautiful yard. She says, “I prefer simple landscaping. I want to enjoy my yard, not become a slave to it.” Boxwoods and azaleas intersperse the flower bed in front of the porch. To add color, there are impatients, daylilies and iris’ lining the Arkansas flag stone border of the bed. Near the driveway is a newly planted hydrangea that will create a nice anchor as it gets larger in a few years.  Four hanging baskets balance the eye and are filled with a variety of plants and flowers.

The owner has lived in Cooper-Young for four years and has had the unique opportunity of getting to know the history of the house due to the fact that her neighbors have strong connections to it. One neighbor used to live in the house and planted the tree in the front yard. Another neighbor’s father grew up in the house as well and his grandmother planted the rose bushes on the side of the house. It is obvious that once you move to Cooper-Young you do not want to leave!

If you have suggestions about who should receive a Yard-of-the-Month award, we would love to hear from you. Please email your nominations to lamplighter@cooperyoung.org.

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