May 2012 Yard of the Month

posted May 11, 2012, 6:13 PM by Vickery Place
Sarah Mundy and Ame Barrier have been the proud owners of 5444 Richard Avenue since the summer of 2005. Since purchasing the Craftsman bungalow, the couple has made many improvements to the home and the property. The yard is one of the most striking on the street due to the sheer volume of the plants and appeal of the home. The entire front yard is practically area. The beds are absolutely brimming with pink, magenta, yellow and Joseph’s Coat roses. In the center of the yard stands a forest pansy red bud with it’s deep rusty red heart shaped leaves. Under the red bud there are purple salvia, native grasses and zinnias. Next to the front porch you’ll see a long hedge of yellow St. Johns wort with its fringed flowers. Other notable plants that lend to the dark and bright contrast in the beds are a purple fringe plant and a prominent white Acanthus plant (also known as bear’s breeches) in full bloom. A visitor would almost certainly be forced to brush up against the many fragrant blooms to get to the porch, and what a lovely way to be greeted! Sarah and Ame will be awarded with a $50 gift card to North Haven Gardens and, by the looks of their yard, it will be put to good use!