The Emma Scott Garden Club awarded Bob and Karen Wilmoth, at 110 High St., a Feature Award for their border of dusty miller, zinnias, coreopsis, astilbe, coleus and verbena across the front of the home. A side porch area includes white alyssum, pink cockscomb, pink begonias, hosta, sedum, black-eyed Susan, window boxes filled with bacopa and hanging ferns.
The home of Maria Valentine, at 103 Oak St., earned Yard of the Month. A beautiful planting of glads, lobelia, cone flowers, geraniums, hibiscus, bee balm, marigolds, bellflower, pulmonaria, crocosmia, goose neck loose strife and beauty berry are but a few of the plantings surrounding a small stream running through the yard. A shade garden includes pumonaria and ferns.
Dave and Sue Daft, at 722 Yoakum St., have jardinieres filled with red geraniums and sweet potato vines on the front steps. Window boxes are filled with a perfusion of red petunias and dark sweet potato vines. Prickly pear cactus and red geraniums are set off against green boxwood across the front yard.
A Community Yard of the Month Award goes to North Central Community Action Homeless Shelter at 938 Davis Ave. Pete Houghton, an employee at the Homeless Shelter, decided a vacant lot next to the shelter could be better used for gardens for area residents. Parcels were sold as a fundraiser for the shelter. Steve Kerns provided compost and labor, and soon Houghton's dream materialized into round beds of vegetables and flowers, filling the lot. An abundance of beans, corn, strawberries, lettuce, squash, cabbage, onions, peppers and flowers are tended to by those who planted the parcels, and the produce is enjoyed by the families.