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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Contests Reward Green Thumbs

The Cooper-Young Garden Club and Urban Earth Nursery are partnering to celebrate creative garden container designs with two upcoming garden contests. This is a chance for garden enthusiasts of all levels and ages to show off their unique potted designs. The first contest will be in April with the theme “best container garden.” The second contest in May is themed “fairy garden design.” There will be prizes for different age groups....

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CYCA Resolves To Make Big Changes in New Year

By Kristin Schebler On Saturday, January 14th, the Cooper-Young Community Association board of directors got together and created a fantastic plan for 2017. Last year, we focused on learning about your needs through our 5 Year Plan process, and now we’re ready to start working on some of your great ideas. You can check out our specialized teams below to find what most interests you in the neighborhood plus take a look at the schedule...

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Garden Club Brings Back Reimbursement Program

The Cooper-Young Garden Club has announced the start of its yearly tree fund reimbursement program to add to the neighborhood’s canopy of trees. Native trees are a vital part of our neighborhood infrastructure. Trees improve air quality, reduce noise levels, absorb storm water, provide a wildlife habitat, moderate temperatures by cooling our streets and cities, prevent erosion, and provide energy savings. Trees create a tapestry of...

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