John Paul Russell moved into his circa 1923 brick home at 5253 Richard Avenue several years ago and immediately started his renovations on the kitchen, bathroom and exterior. When John Paul married his wife Stacie last April she made the garden her project. This winter, the couple took advantage of the unseasonably warm and spring-like weather and planted numerous purple, white and green curly leafed ornamental kale, hundreds of pansies, azaleas, and Italian cypress trees. The flowering kale and pansies are thriving from the balmy winter temperatures and are spilling over the stonework that borders the flowerbeds. The couple looks forward to planting more annuals as the weather continues to improve and spring approaches. Stacie and John Paul will receive a $50 gift card from North Haven Gardens as their prize.
Anna Short, Beautification Committee Chair
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