Spanish park grows neighborhood canopy
Mar21

Spanish park grows neighborhood canopy

By Kim Halyak The next time you stroll through the Spanish Park Memorial, stop to admire the nine newly planted trees. Judi Shellabarger, Cooper-Young’s official Arboretum Chair, and Mike Larrivee, Beautification Committee, worked tirelessly with the City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods to get permission to add more tree canopy to our neighborhood park. Shellabarger met numerous times with the division landscaper, Keith...

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Club contest honors creative containers

Love Plants? Like to garden but don’t have a lot of space? Enjoy being creative? Here’s your chance to help beautify our neighborhood for the upcoming garden walk with your creative designs. Enter the Cooper-Young Garden Club’s inaugural “Outdoor, Creative, Colorful Container Garden” Contest! This contest is open to all residents and businesses of Cooper-Young. It’s easy to participate: • Choose a container—any size, store bought,...

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GiveCamp gives big to Cooper-Young Garden Club

A huge round of applause to GiveCamp Memphis for the amazing help they provided to our Cooper-Young Garden Club, Garden Walk, and Arboretum project. Their unselfish generosity of time, talent, and hosting costs have taken our group to a whole new professional level. GiveCamp Memphis is a once-a-year charity technology marathon that seeks to help nonprofits solve problems through technology, marketing strategies, and graphic design....

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Buffalo vacation inspires CY garden walk

By Kim Halyak This summer, my sister and I returned to Buffalo, NY, for the 20th annual Buffalo Garden Walk. The largest garden walk in the United States, Buffalo welcomed over 60,000 visitors that weekend. My sister and I happily managed to see 95 of the 440 gardens on tour. Buffalo’s success was the inspiration for creating our 1st Annual Cooper-Young Garden Walk last May. Buffalo accentuates their gardens with beautiful...

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Designer believes in “right plant in the right place”
Mar21

Designer believes in “right plant in the right place”

by Kim Halyak This is the third in a series of interviews with Memphis landscape designers. We hope these articles inspire you to create beautiful and functional gardens that best meet your family needs. This month’s designer is Tom Pellett, a well-respected, well-known, much-sought-after garden designer in the Mid-South. Additionally, he occasionally offers a class on “small garden design”, leads garden tours, speaks at numerous...

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Help needed to transform CYCA yard

The Cooper-Young Community Association is looking to spruce up its own home and could use some help. Work has begun to clean up the side yard of the CYCA offices at 2298 Young to create an inviting community space. Plans call for seating, plantings, art and a little free library. Cooper-Young neighbors are invited to help in the effort with the next project day schedule for Saturday March 4th, from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Volunteers will help...

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