Archive for “Yard of the Month”

July 2015 Yards of the Month

July 7, 2016

By Carol Guthrie

Yard 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.Read more

May 2016 Yard of the Month

May 3, 2016

By Carol Guthrie

Landscaping and 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 weededRead more

April 2016 Yard of the Month

April 24, 2016

Yard of the Month
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 comesRead more

March 2016 Yard of the Month

March 24, 2016

By Carol Guthrie

Yard of the Month
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 YauponRead more

February 2016 Yard of the Month

February 7, 2016

By Carol Guthrie, Landscaping Chairperson

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 bedsRead more

January 2016 Yard of the Month

January 8, 2016

By Carol Guthrie

Exall Park Events and Yard of the Month

We are starting the new year by celebrating the Holiday Trees in the Park as our Bryan Place Neighborhood Association Yard of the Month. The Friends of Exall Park outdid themselves by having 10 trees lighting the Hall Street path this year. Holiday Trees in the Park have become an annual event that brings our neighborhood together and sprinkles holiday spirit on all who visit Exall Park. Starting from Bryan Street moving toward Live Oak Street, trees were sponsored andRead more

December 2015 Yard of the Month

December 1, 2015

By Carol Guthrie

Yard of the Month

Nick Bednarz and Melissa Dunlop at 1507 McCoy have been nominated by a neighbor for Yard of the Month because they totally revived their yard. Prior to their efforts the yard was unkept, with bad grass and weeds, and no seasonal plants. Their neighbor observed them working nearly daily to improve the yard. As you can see, their efforts have paid off. Thank you Nick and Melissa for making Bryan Place more beautiful.

November 2015 Yard of the Month

November 1, 2015

By Carol Guthrie

Yard of the Month

This month’s Yard of the Month proves that you don’t have to have a traditional yard in order to add beauty to our neighborhood. Trae & Rachel Anderson at 3203 Trevolle Place have created a riot of color and lushness on his front patio using oversized pots. The planters are dominated by purple potato vines. These are accented by Penta, rose Gomphrena, Bachelor Buttons, red Mandevilla, and yellow and red Moss Rose. They said all the plants were recommended byRead more

October 2015 Yard of the Month

October 22, 2015

By Carol Guthrie

Yard of the Month

My picture does not do justice to October Yard of the Month at  1523 McCoy Street . George Burris designed his front yard for low maintenance and bright color. The shrubs range from sage green to dark green to purple. Roses bloom all summer, as do the Cannas that provide splashes of red. The bedding plants are Begonias with red flowers and dark green foliage. The watermelon Crepe Myrtle provides height and shade. Horsetail runs out of control along withRead more

September 2015 Yard of the Month

September 1, 2015

By Carol Guthrie

Yard of the Month

Well, Texas summer has finally caught up with us. The nice, wet weather we enjoyed just a few months ago is long gone and in its place is asphalt melting, bone dry August weather. But this is just the type of weather that Crepe Myrtles love. They are in their glory at 3339 San Jacinto. Judy Purdy has a line of pink Crepe Myrtles along San Jacinto, from the driveway, all the way to the end of her backyard. TheRead more