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October Yard of the Month

1st Place - 2905 Funster

1st Place – 2905 Funster

October Yard of the Month  is awarded to Gina and Jonathan Kinlaw of 2905 Funster. The fresh green lawn and shrubs are contrasted by the vibrant purple of the tradescantia and yellow lantana. They are the new kids on the Yard of the Month block this year, but were a first-place finisher in June of 2012.  Keep up the good work!

 

2nd Place - 2505 Coxindale

2nd Place – 2505 Coxindale

Finishing  second are Paul and Marie Stowers of 2505 Coxindale .  The yard looks crisp and tidy and the splash of color by the mailbox is a welcoming touch.  This is the sixth time the Stowers have finished in the finals since 2012.

 

 

3rd Place - 8308 Yucca

3rd Place – 8308 Yucca

Finishing third are Mark and Christy Frisbee of  8308 Yucca.  The home was Yard of the Month in March of 2011, then owned by Cindy Perry.  Since they arrived in September, the Frisbees have uncluttered the appearance of the front by removing the overgrown arborvitae shrubs by the front door.

 

Congratulations to each of the homeowners for the consistent quality care they give to their homes and yards and thanks to Larry Deckard and Jamie Visocan who assisted me on the judging panel.

 

August Yard of the Month

1st Place - 2701 Iman

1st Place – 2701 Iman

In top place for Yard of the Month is Patricia Conroy of 2701 Iman. Her home and yard just keeps looking better and better.  This is the fourth time that Patricia has placed in the finals in the last three years, having placed first in July of 2011.  Check out the amazing Bermuda lawn.

 

2nd Place - 2505 Coxindale

2nd Place – 2505 Coxindale

Finishing  second are Paul and Marie Stowers of 2505 Coxindale .  The yard looks crisp and tidy and the splash of color by the mailbox is a welcoming touch.  This is the fifth time the Stowers have finished in the finals since 2012.

 

3rd Place - 2905 Funster

3rd Place – 2905 Funster

Finishing third are Gina and Jonathan Kinlaw of 2905 Funster. The fresh green lawn and shrubs are contrasted by the vibrant purple of the tradescantia and yellow lantana. They are the new kids on the Yard of the Month block this year, but were a first-place finisher in June of 2012.  Keep up the good work!

 

Congratulations to each of the homeowners for the consistent quality care they give to their homes and yards and thanks to Larry Deckard and Jamie Visocan who assisted me on the judging panel.

May Yard of the Month

 

1st Place - 8632 Iman

1st Place – 8632 Iman

Finishing  first for Yard of the Month are John Owens and Lucille Krissel of 2642 Iman .  The judges were impressed with their lawn restoration; Fall seeding really paid off and the continued cool wet weather is just what it likes.  Said one judge, ” Johns yard is absolutely AMAZING”

2nd Place – 2601 Iman

 

Finishing  second are Barry and Janice Rudisell of 2601 Iman . They are the new kids on the Yard of the Month block this year, but were a first-place finisher in September of last year.  Keep up the good work!

 

3rd Place – 8516 Wheeling

In third are Graham and Alice Kennedy of 8516 Wheeling. Their home always has a neat manicured look, no matter what the season.  This is the fourteenth time that the Kennedys have placed in the finals in the last two years, having placed first in June of 2012.

 

Congratulations to each of the homeowners for the consistent quality care they give to their homes and yards and thanks to Larry Deckard and Jamie Visocan who assisted me on the judging panel.

March Yard of the Month

1st Place - 8524 Averell

We have a new Yard of the Month for February, 2014:  Michael and Sheri Farmer of 8524 Averell.  Their yard just pops this time of year with their rich green lawn.   They are no strangers to top honors, having a first place finish during each of the last three years. It’s always a treat to see their home as we drive into the neighborhood.

2642 Iman

2nd Place – 2642 Iman

Finishing  second are John Owens and Lucille Krissel of 2642 Iman . They are the new kids on the Yard of the Month block.  The judges were impressed with their lawn restoration; Fall seeding really paid off!

 

3rd Place - 8516 Wheeling

3rd Place – 8516 Wheeling

In third are Graham and Alice Kennedy of 8516 Wheeling. Their home always has a neat manicured look, no matter what the season.  This is the twelfth time that the Kennedys have placed in the finals in the last two years, having placed first in June of 2012.

 

Congratulations to each of the homeowners for their consistent quality care they give to their homes and yards and thanks to Larry Deckard and Jamie Visocan who assisted me on the judging panel.

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February Yard of the Month

 

1st Place - 2708 Coxindale

1st Place – 2708 Coxindale

We have a new Yard of the Month for February, 2014:  Mimi Raub of 2708 Coxindale.  Her yard shows what can be done with fresh pine straw and plantings.  Mimi is no stranger to Yard of the Month, having finished first in May of last year.  Congratulations Mimi for another first place finish.

Finishing  second are Michael and Sheri Farmer of 8524 Averell.

2nd Place - 8524 Averell

2nd Place – 8524 Averell

Their corner lot always looks great this time of year.  In fact, they have a first place finish during each of the last three years. It’s always a treat to see their home as we drive into the neighborhood.

 

3rd Place - 8516 Wheeling

In third are Graham and Alice Kennedy of 8516 Wheeling. Their home always has a neat manicured look, no matter what the season.  This is the eleventh time that the Kennedys have placed in the finals in the last two years, having placed first in June of 2012.

 

Congratulations to each of the homeowners for their consistent quality care they give to their homes and yards and thanks to Larry Deckard and Jamie Visocan who assisted me on the judging panel.

January Yard of the Month

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1st Place – 2504 Sugar Maple

It’s a new year and we have a new Yard of the Month! For January we would like to recognize Kimberly Hicks of 2504 Sugar Maple. The vibrant green lawn is testament that North Carolina lawns can look really good in winter.  Fresh mulch covers the beds and colorful pansies add the right punch of color.  This is the third time that Kimberly has made first place in the last 4 years.

Finishing  second are Michael and Sheri Farmer

2nd Place - 8524 Averell

2nd Place – 8524 Averell

of 8524 Averell. Their corner lot always looks great this time of year.  In fact, they have a first place finish during each of the last three years. It’s always a treat to see their home as we drive into the neighborhood.

 

2708 Coxindale2

3rd Place – 2708 Coxindale

In third is Mimi Raub of 2708 Coxindale. Her home shows what can be done with fresh pine straw and plantings.  Mimi, too, is no stranger to Yard of the Month, having finshed first in May of last year.  And we’re sure this won’t be the last time we see Mimi in the finals.

 

 

Congratulations to each of the homeowners for their consistent quality care they give to their homes and yards and thanks to  Jamie Visocan who assisted me on the judging panel.

December Yard of the Month

1st Place - 2605 Meadow Star

1st Place – 2605 Meadow Star

Yard of the month for December is awarded to Gary and Margaret Wilcox of 2605 Meadow Star Court. This fanciful display shows what marvelous effect can be achieved with the judicious use of color.  The committee loved the creative wreath treatment of the oval window, the green Christmas tree with presents on the porch and the blue-scarfed snowman. This is the first time the Wilcoxs have won or placed in the finals. It is a delight to see, so let them know you enjoy it.

 

Finishing  second are Danny and Karen Watkins of 2609 Coxindale Drive.

2nd Place - 2609 Coxindale

2nd Place – 2609 Coxindale

Their home is decorated in the traditional style with the Christmas tree and candles in the windows, wreath on the door and the whole house flood-lit for a warm glow.

In third are Chris and Laurie Burchall of 8414 Yucca.  Their fanciful lighting gives a cottage feel that is warm and friendly.  The Burchalls were last year’s first place winner for December.

3rd Place - 8414 Yucca

3rd Place – 8414 Yucca

The Committee would also like to recognize Mary Frances of 8501 Wheeling Drive with and Honorable Mention for the tasteful decorations she provides. Mary won Yard of the Month in of this year.

Congratulations to each of the homeowners and thanks to  Jamie Visocan and Larry Deckard who assisted me on the judging panel.

For December, Yard of the Month will be awarded to the home with the best decorations.  So bring it on–lights, wreaths, swags, greenery, … you get the idea.  Several homes have started already.  But we won’t judge until Sunday, December 22, 2013, so you’ve got until then.  Happy Holiday decorating!