On a cool, cloudy day that promised rain but never delivered, PLA presented our latest Garden Award to Barbara Reedhead at her lovely home on Dumas street in Loma Portal.
Barbara and her husband Bill have lived in the home for thirty years, and began the landscape makeover about a dozen years ago.
Barbara says, while visiting her daughter in Seattle she noticed beautiful rock walls terracing some sloping yards and decided to try that here. Several landscapers said it would not work in her yard, but she found one who said, “Why not?!” And there you have it.
The yard features an amazing array of vegetation. February is not the peak time for most plants, but everything here looks healthy and happy. We’ll cruise by again in late spring or summer and check it out again.
One thing stays the same shade of green year ‘round. That’s the grass inlay on the driveway. (It’s not real.)
But through a gate is a backyard that’s also an award winner. It’s been recognized and showcased by other organizations.
PLA salutes people who beautify spaces everyone can enjoy from street view. If you’d like to nominate someone, please do. Click on the red and yellow flower!