Monday, January 19, 2009

Lake Vista Garden Club President , Sallie Walker, and Lake Vista Property Owners Association Beautification Chairperson, Patricia Fullmer, celebrate Arbor Day, January 16, 2009 with the planting of 22 Live Oaks in our Sub Division. Thank you to everyone who gave donations that allowed this event to be possible.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

January, 2009 Garden of the Month

The January, 2009 Garden of the Month is at # 20 Snipe Street. Spreading across the lane and east sides of the pie-shaped lot, this handsome garden – now in full bloom -- is designed with a wide, curving bed of yellow pansies, rose pink azaleas, and agapantha to provide interest and to soften the rectangular lines of the house and front porch. Additional interest is provided by the beautiful old camellia trees covered with masses of deep rose-pink blossoms which frame the house, and by a lush and inviting side garden, featuring palm trees, bird of paradise, and a lovely pond.

Le Petit Jardin for January, 2009

Le Petit Jardin for January, 2009 is the charming entry-way garden at #9 Jay Street. In this delightful street-side garden, design interest is provided by the diversity of plant shapes, sizes, color palette, and foliage patterns in which the long linear foliage of the palm, palmetto, bird of paradise, and variegated liriope contrast with the glossy, fat crotons and with the dainty leaves and flowers of the sasanquas and azaleas. The color palette of deep pink, oranges, coral, and varying shades of green harmonizes with the muted pale salmon shade of the house and grayish blue-green shade of the shutters and helps carry out the tropical theme.

January Honorable Mention

Honorable mention for January, 2009 is awarded to the elegant garden of 20 Lark Street. On the lane side, the rectangular lawn is framed by formal beds of tiers of fuschia and purple flowers, small and medium-sized azaleas and camellias blooming in shades of coral, salmon, deep rose – lovely against elegant gray fa├žade of the house and the tall, dark green hedges on each side. Small, flowering tulip trees provide elegant accent pieces.

The street side features beds of mature bushes – including large nandinas with masses orange-red berries and coral blooming azaleas – surrounding the semi-circular parking court, and beautifully accented by the dramatic pink Angel’s trumpet tree in the east corner and by dark-green topiaries on each side of the entrance.