Originally Published: October 6, 2017 6:02 a.m.
September 2017 Garden of the Month
Alta Vista Garden Club selected the garden of Don and Linda Hall as its September 2017 Garden of the Month.
Some call it curb appeal, but to be accurate, in the language of flowers, it says, “Come on in ... I’m glad to see you ... here is a bouquet to welcome you!”
The Alta Vista Garden Club September Garden of the Month speaks this sentiment and encourages passersby to step on the winding walk and enjoy the visit.
The owners of this garden, Linda and Don Hall, would love for you to linger and enjoy the transformation of their garden from a yard that boasted many evergreens, but few colorful perennials and annuals. Linda’s first task six years ago was to revive the flagging spruce trees with adequate food and water. She also directed their thinning and shaping, sometimes climbing the trees to remove dead branches herself! Encouraged by their progress, she brought in well-proportioned rocks to create various beds lining the winding walk that leads to the front door.
Don, as self-appointed cheerleader, complimented and encouraged her in her project. With deer and javelina frequently in the neighborhood, Linda wisely chose continuous blooming plants. Plumbago, blanket flower, Veronica, Coreopsis, geraniums, ground-hugging Mugho pines, bicolor Euonymous, marigolds, Nandina and coral bells provide colorful oases along the edges of the walk.
The Halls welcome not only walkers in the neighborhood, but also birds and butterflies. Two special birdhouses stand near the trees — a large, whimsical one made and presented by a neighbor and another more petite, metal one near the driveway area. The Painted Lady butterflies especially favor the bright blue Veronica at this time of the year.
You are encouraged to come by and view this woodland setting at 1909 Timber Point West in Timber Ridge. It is sure to make you feel welcomed.
Information from Alta Vista Garden Club.