Yard of the Month
August Yard of the Month
The yard at 722 Windbreak Trail showcases lush, full landscaping that beats the heat. It is also immaculately maintained all year round. The circular drive is rimmed in fluffy podocarpus with crape myrtles as featured plantings. The formal, but soft-looking foundation planting is anchored with beautiful evergreens providing year-round structure. This is a lovely backdrop for heat-loving light bluish purple angelonia and cool white vinca. The right side features glossy and resilient Asian jasmine providing a nice dark respite.
It is indeed a lovely sight to view as we pass it by.
July Yard of the Month
Yard of the month belongs to Jean and Bob Batten. Jean has been a gardener for many years and always has an impeccable yard and garden. Bob stated he contributes muscle for big tasks but I believe the Japanese maple is his special project. They did admit the past few years have been especially hard work due to having to replace many plants several times. Jean has a row of mixed foundation plants in various shades of green and burgundy with a crepe myrtle to balance the maple on the other side of the driveway. There is a border of mondo grass and infill of begonias for color. Over all it reflects a serene tone in this shaded garden.
The garden extends around the house, providing an overview of the bayou and ravine below. There is also an area of the garden in full sun with easy chairs and planters with more color. Congratulations to the Battens on their wonderful design and execution of the garden.