November 2021 Yard of the Month

Congratulations to the owners at 713 Greenleaf Drive! Please read what they had to say about their yard.

We are excited about being selected November Yard of the Month. Carol and I have lived in the Richardson Heights area since 1978. We moved from the 600 block of Lockwood to our current address on Greenleaf in 1994. When we moved in there were no trees and no landscaping. The large Live Oak was planted a few years after we moved in. The trunk was about 4” in diameter. The Live Oak on the right was planted around 2000. We had full sun and planted accordingly. Bob Vinson, owner of Nativ Landscape, helped us with the design of the beds. The white picket fence, Carol’s idea, was added about ten years ago, and we think that is what makes the yard different from almost all the other yards. As the trees got larger, we had to rethink everything because we had much more shade during the day. Now, the white fence area is the only part of the front yard that gets afternoon sun. Over the years we’ve had to change plants, and that was certainly true with the February deep freeze. Neil Sperry says, you have to keep trying to find the right plant for the right location. It’s always a work in progress. Challenging and fun to see what works. Thanks to everyone who nominated and voted for us. We absolutely love the Richardson Heights area. If you see us working in the front please stop and say hi.

We like meeting our neighbors…Carol and George Coelen