The Sumter Council of Garden Clubs has designated two landscapes as Yards of the Month.
The home of Wendy and Kirby Brinson, 136 Tucson Drive, is graced with blooms from brightly colored Knockout Roses on all sides of the home. The home is set upon a slight hill, and the placement of the rose buses enhances the natural landscape while allowing the eye to also focus on additional garden greens - especially the shapely Palmetto tree located next to the driveway.
Homeowners entering The Cove, the business Yard of the Month, and those passing by on Loring Mill Road will see an abundance of roses in bloom in all directions. The brilliant blooms are flanked by plantings of Loropetalum and many other bushes of supporting colors and textures. Not only is the area attractive, but also as the land elevation lowers, the natural flow of rainwater is allowed to continue moving under a small walking bridge. Where the water puddles, it provides habitat for butterflies, bees and other pollinators.
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