Yard of the Month-September: Cooper-Young resident found stress relief in corner lot yard challenge
Oct02

Yard of the Month-September: Cooper-Young resident found stress relief in corner lot yard challenge

By Kristan Huntley When you have a house that is located at the corner of two intersecting streets, it can be a challenge to keep up both the front and the side yards, but not for Marge Palazzolo at 792 Meda. Marge has lived in the cute yellow house at the corner of Meda and York for around nine years. When you drive by, one of the first things that catches your eye are the simply stunning red crepe myrtle trees. The trees were not...

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New Orleans provides inspiration for Cooper-Young yard gem
Aug12

New Orleans provides inspiration for Cooper-Young yard gem

By Sharron Johnson In 1992 Robbie Dixon moved to Memphis from New Orleans looking for and needing a change of scenery after the passing of his partner. He first moved to Williford St. From there moved to Cox and Harbert and then set his sights on Cooper Young. He leaned toward the look and feel of his home in New Orleans — tall ceilings and space for a garden — which he found in his current home at 2160 Elzey. After a two-year lease...

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Yard of the Month: Grandparents grow garden spot on Young
Sep16

Yard of the Month: Grandparents grow garden spot on Young

By Libby Flynt For the first time since I’ve been in charge, our Cooper-Young Yard of the Month was nominated by my neighbors! So thank you, neighbors, for keeping an eye out and appreciating these beautiful yards. Sal and Georgene Cachola moved from Montana to 2093 Young in 2009 to be near their grandchildren. Their house had been renovated, so Sal started with nothing but a few weeds in his yard. With the generous help of a...

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Yard of the Month: Simple Gardening Simply Stunning
Jul15

Yard of the Month: Simple Gardening Simply Stunning

By Libby Flynt Chris and Danny at 1872 Felix are our lucky winners of Yard of the Month this month! They moved to Cooper-Young in 2010 after a friend discovered their house and completed some major renovations. Chris has some great gardening tips for keeping it simple. He uses trailing vinca in the front beds because they have color, can handle the heat, and don’t get too spindly. Their boxwoods and evergreens are beautifully shaped,...

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Nelson house wins Yard of the Month

Cooper-Young Yard of the Month is back and we have a fantastic yard to honor this month: 2164 Nelson. Angie Wallick has lived in CY for five years and loves her neighbors and all CY events and activities. Fairly new to gardening, Angie says that the keys to success are good amounts of water (preferably in the morning), some research for the right plants for your light, and a little bit of trial and error. In her flower beds she has...

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Yard of the Month: 1893 Oliver

Name: Caleb Simmons, Mark Lambert and Jonathan Pearson Address: 1893 Oliver Avenue Types of flowers/plants/trees: Flower beds along the front porch are lined with red begonias and geraniums contrasted with variegated liriope and small boxwood shrubs with a backdrop of red-stemmed ferns and tall nandina shrubs.  Surrounding the large elm tree are various green plants and shrubs, including native hydrangea, large elephant ears and...

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