May 2017 Yard of the Month

Yard of the Month at 3122 San Jacinto

May’s Bryan Place Yard of the Month combines whimsy with tradition. The Popkess family’s yard, at 3122 St. Jacinto, has Dr. Seuss like bobbing balls combined with juniper topiaries! The yard is accented with seasonal color, including a riot of pink impatiens. And dwarf English boxwood shrubs, known for their gorgeous light-green leaves, and round compact shapes, compliment the surrounding yard. The effect is fanciful.

Thank you Popkess family for bringing charm to Bryan Place

Submitted by: Carol Guthrie

Published on May 2, 2017

March 2017 Yard of the Month

Wow! Winter passed through mildly, now spring has sprung in Dallas. March’s Bryan Place Neighborhood Association Yard of the Month gave us a little preview of spring. Heather Bradford’s yard, at 3220 Lakenheath, had a lovely cluster of bright yellow daffodils. Daffodils break up the winter doldrums and are messengers that the blossoms and colors of spring are coming.

Published on March 1, 2017

January 2017 Yard of the Month

3501 San Jacinto

As we start a new year, we are doing something different for the January Bryan Place Neighborhood Yard of Month. Instead of a recognizing a yard, we are going to honor a longtime physical presence — The Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at 3501 San Jacinto Street.

On November 19, 2016, the church dedicated a Texas Historical Commission marker. The marker says that the church was established in 1884 by Rev. A. R. Griggs. After a series of relocations starting in 1907, the congregation settled at its current address in 1950. The church purchased additional property at 1607 McCoy Street to accommodate membership.

In its 67 years the church remains a cornerstone of what became Bryan Place. Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church is piece of Dallas history in our own backyard.

Published on January 7, 2017

July 2015 Yards of the Month

For July we have YARDS of the Month; 1407, 1411, 1415, and 1419 Pecos Street.  All four fabulous yard are landscaped by Jimmy Haiduk who lives at 1415 Pecos St.

When Jimmy moved to Bryan Place 34 years ago he started landscaping his yard and his next door neighbor’s, Minh Lam (1419). Then about 10 or 15 years ago he added the two yards across the alley, 1407 (Diane Cuellar) and 1411 (Lareatha Clay), to his gardening labor of love.

Jimmy says he just enjoys seeing things grow. The yards are tropical looking, with Begonias, Lantanas, Elephant Ears, and Caladiums . On the corner Jimmy has Hibiscuses that are 10 to 15 years old. He takes them into the garage every year and stores them under plant lights.

The picture in no way does justice to “Jimmy’s Yards.” They are breathtaking. Jimmy credits the mild winter, but I believe the credit goes to Jimmy. Thank you for making Bryan Place awesome.

Published on July 7, 2016

May 2016 Yard of the Month

May’s Bryan Place Yard of the Month (YOM) is a little off the beaten path at the Bryan Square Town homes. Sanborn Street (or Alley as it is also known), at Bryan Street is our YOM. Take a look at the left side of the street. There are beautiful roses, trees, shrubs, with a bench in order to sit and appreciate the peaceful oasis. Several residents reported that there has been an unbelievable transformation since 2008, from a forlorn weeded alley to a tranquil butterfly paradise.

Thank you Richard Marvin and Kyle Landry and the Bryan Square board for your hard work to create a safe, cared for space of beauty.

We would also like to give a shout out to the all the Bryan Place neighbors that worked so hard Saturday, April 23rd in Exall Park. They cleaned and beatified all areas of the park. The black mulch is very sharp and the new plants around our whimsy bird look great. Thank you Friends of Exall Park for all that you do to keep the park, and Bryan Place beautiful.

Published on May 3, 2016

April 2016 Yard of the Month

The Arboretum has Dallas Blooms… The Bryan Place neighborhood has 1325 Skiles Street Blooms—actually Bloomgarden!

A picture does not do justice to the riot of spring colors in Bill Bloomgarden’s yard. There are over one hundred orange and yellow tulips. (Bill plants the bulbs every year.) Pink azaleas in full bloom provide a colorful backdrop for the tulips. And the Japanese Maple leaf to left of the front door is a beautiful

red this time of year. It all comes together as the picture of spring.

Bryan Place is very lucky to have Bill’s green thumb making our neighborhood beautiful.

Carol Guthrie


Published on April 24, 2016

March 2016 Yard of the Month

Even with the mild winter we are having (keep your fingers and toes crossed), it can be hard to maintain an interesting yard. I found one at 1507 Villars Street!

Bryan Place Neighborhood Association March Yard of the Month belongs to Emily Verrette. She has two roof height Juniper trees sculpted into amazing spiral shapes flanking a front window. Between the two trees there is a window box planted with giant Pansies for color. These are balanced with a large Yaupon Holly tree beside the front door, with pansies planted around the base to add color.

Thank you Emily for keeping Bryan Place beautiful.



Published on March 24, 2016

February 2016 Yard of the Month

3622 Word

When the days are short and the nights are long it is harder to create an appealing yard, but the yard at 3622 Word is bursting with color.

Mark Ingram has planted a riot of pansies and cabbage plants. Mark has two massive brick and copper planters on either side of the walkway to his front door. The planters are filled with pansies of all colors and cabbage plants. He also has a mob of pansies in beds in front of the shrubs. Mark’s front yard is a lively antidote to these dreary winter days.

Published on February 7, 2016