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June Yard Of The Month

By Staff | Jun 18, 2015


Carolyn Smith is pictured with a small portion of the perennial gardens that surround the corner lot at 2401 25th Street.

Eric and Carolyn have lived at this location for over 35 years. Carolyn tends the gardens and Eric maintains the lawn.

There is something in bloom from spring through fall. The iris were beautiful this year and the tulips and hyacinth have come and gone. Taking their place are the flowers of summer.

The gardens have peonies – one from the gardens of Carolyn’s mother, another from her grandmother and yet another from her mother-in-law. Several of the plants have come from family and friends.

Take a look around the yard and see bleeding heart, columbine, hosta and mums, shasta daisies, day lilies and lilies, roses and violas and Wisteria. Pink and purple clematis grow on the trellises and a trumpet vine grows up the pole.

A wheelbarrow is filled with geraniums and petunias, with little white lights that light up at night. A pair of Eric’s boots are filled with greenery and an American flag.

Carolyn adds a few new perennials to the beds each year and she transplants sedum to fill in spaces here and there. Pots of annuals provide plenty of color.

Bird houses and bird baths are tucked in here and there, along with stepping stones made by the grandkids. A sprinkling of craft items and yard ornaments add a homey touch to the gardens.