Below are pictures of local landscaping projects by residents of the Butler Tarkington Neighborhood. as seen in the latest BTN Newsletter that should be hitting mailboxes shortly.
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Andy & Mary Kay Buckner, on the 5500 block of N. Kenwood, created a ring of flowers around their front yard. It was iris time when this photo was taken, but behind the irises you’ll find lilies, bee balm, knock-out roses and other flowering varieties
The Buckner’s converted an old dog run (left) into a shaded meditation garden; then they converted a spot where grass just would not grow to a paved sitting area and topped it with two periwinkle blue Adirondack chairs.
Chris and Sarah Cotterill, xxx W. Blue Ridge, converted a curbside garden of ferns, lilies, hostas, roses and petunias.
Kevin Malley and Ron Nobles at 349 W. 46th Street used bricks left over from an addition to build a low wall that rings their back patio. The garden area includes a tropical section with Elephant Ears and other large plantings, as well as an abundance of flowers. Some of the same bricks were used to build terracing in the garden which helps to define the different areas within. There’s also a vegetable garden to the left of the patio area.
Looking from the side street toward the patio gives you a sense of the array of plants in Kevin Malley’s sunny garden.
Dr. Juanita Jones, 4200 N. Capital, flanks her front steps with annual color. The flowers were recently planted in this photo but remember to look for them later in July and August. I remember them from previous summers when I enjoyed their bright color every time I drove through this intersection.
Deb Walker, 4901 N. Kenwood, converted a small, shady spot into a cozy area for entertaining. The trees provide plenty of shade to keep the area cool during the day. When Deb bought her home, there was not access from the house directly to this area at the back. The steps (right) lead to French doors where there was once a window. Beyond the trellis, her sunny side yard offers an ideal spot for flowers and a compact vegetable garden.
Octogenarian Liz Bowman, 4260 N. Boulevard, keeps an impeccably neat yard. She’s lived in this house for 48 years and has planted and maintained everything in the yard except for three plants. And she’s the only person who is allowed to work in this yard – she says she’s too particular to let others help.