Sutter Home Garden at 456 W. 24th St.
A surprising number of people braved the rain and were rewarded with a wonderful peek behind the big red doors of Kay and Stacy Sutter's garden
retreat. In progress since 2006, the owners transformed a ho-hum landscape design into a personal oasis by first removing and replacing an unused
building with garden beds, decking, and a large koi pond designed and built by Stacy himself. Other water features include a couple of unusual fountains
and many of the hardscapes feature salvaged and re-purposed materials including the etched monument stone lining the koi pond. Fast growing, large wax
myrtles line the fences and provide privacy from the neighbors and the adjacent bike trail. They love low care plants and lots of color
that bring in the bees and butterflies. A few years ago they had an opportunity to take over the lot next door and are in the process of transforming
that as well.
June Yard of the Month
345 W. 16th Street - Melanee Hamilton
has a true green thumb. In her garden you can tell. With limited space she has created a beautiful garden retreat. Along the
fence is Aztec grass, boxwood, and a single climbing rose intertwined among the rails. The beds in front of the porch include
Indian Hawthornes, Carolina Cherry Laurels and a cottage garden mixture of Agapanthus, Knockout roses, Plumbago, Vinca, Scareola,
among others and Cuban gold Duranta, which really sets off the blooms she has incorporated in the mix. You can see her working
in her garden on any given day. No wonder it is as beautiful as it is. We want to thank Joshua’s for donating a gift
certificate for the Yard of the Month Award.
Send nominations for next month's Yard-of-the-Month to us on our contact page.
Latest Gardening Project
Heights Boulevard Entrance Garden
Thank-you Richard Devine of National Tree and Shrub for donating replacement plants and mulch and many thanks also to our volunteers who
helped us get the Heights Boulevard Entrance Garden ready for summer.