2020 Yards of the Month

Yard of the Month

Marilyn Marshall has taken over the Yard of the Month.  She is doing an excellent job!  With the club’s desire to promote a community of well-kept properties.  The “Yard of The Month” Award was established to encourage all property owners to participate in helping to achieve this goal.  Yards will be recognized monthly throughout the year.  The recognition will be awarded to any property owner and they DO NOT have to be a Civic Club Member. Things taken in consideration will be, the month and weather conditions as not all yards will be filled with blooms, etc. during that month but are well landscaped with greenery or other items of recognition.  Consideration will be given to the yards showing magnificent improvement and the yards that have award-winning yards but never recognized for it.  Recipients of an award can only receive the award one time a year.

The “Yard of the Month” sign will be placed on the property that is selected with the property owner’s regards to their acceptance of the award.  The sign will remain on the property from the first day of the month until the last day of the month.  The sign will be picked up no later than the first day of the month and will be placed in the next chosen yard.

Yard of the Month – June

Under an umbrella of Maple, Oak and Elm trees lie an abundance of wildflowers and colorful blooms at the home of Lenda Robinson, the Indian Hill Civic Club Yard of the Month for June 2020.  The entrance of 500 Sequoia is framed by stone pillars and striped awnings yet guarded by Texas bottle brush and pots of snake and airplane plants.  Side beds are littered with flaming fire cracker plants, yellow hibiscus and wood fern.  Blue birds and Mockingbird fledglings flutter in a birdbath surrounded by purple Mexican violets, yellow coreopsis and bird of paradise. You can even catch a peek of red and yellow lilies through the green foliage.   In the east side yard white Asian orchids are mingled in with brilliant yellow lantana.  Lenda is really proud of her American and Texas flags anchored by a lily bed and palms.

By: Marilyn Hoskins-Marshall

Yard of the Month – May

A hidden secret garden is tucked away at 145 Ron St., home of Bryan and Judy Wood. The Indian Hill civic club yard of the month for May is a sloping gallery of roses, lilies, petunia baskets and geraniums. The lush greenery is provided by firecracker plants, ferns, pansies and Schefflera . The lakefront backyard is laden with citrus trees and knock out roses.

By: Marilyn Hoskins-Marshall

Yard of the Month – April

St. Patrick Holiday as well as ALL holidays are celebrated as seen at the entrance of 877 Indian Shore. The home of Jane and Gil Groendyke has been selected as Yard of the Month for the Indian Hill Peninsula Civic Club for the month of March. How appropriate it is for the yard to be lined with white Indian Hawthorne and red Texas Bottle brush bushes. One is greeted along the outskirts of the yard with with Cassia bushes (also known as a Scrambled Egg trees) which sports vivid yellow blooms twice during the spring and fall, producing long seed pods during the winter months. Lilies/Irises seem to be ready to bloom with the coming spring weather.

By: Marilyn Hoskins-Marshall

Yard of the Month – March

St. Patrick Holiday as well as ALL holidays are celebrated as seen at the entrance of 877 Indian Shore. The home of Jane and Gil Groendyke has been selected as Yard of the Month for the Indian Hill Peninsula Civic Club for the month of March. How appropriate it is for the yard to be lined with white Indian Hawthorne and red Texas Bottle brush bushes. One is greeted along the outskirts of the yard with with Cassia bushes (also known as a Scrambled Egg trees) which sports vivid yellow blooms twice during the spring and fall, producing long seed pods during the winter months. Lilies/Irises seem to be ready to bloom with the coming spring weather.

By: Marilyn Hoskins-Marshall

YARD OF THE MONTH – JANUARY

The backyard gazebo of long-time residents, Ben and Dorothy Ulbrich, 238 Bluff, was the destination of the first original Indian Hill Neighborhood party and the Yard of the Month for January 2020! The manicured front lawn is adorned with Ligustrum, purple vinca, cedar and palm. The white gazebo provides a lakeview adjacent to more Ligustrum, a guardian angel statue and spider lilies awaiting to bloom in the spring! By

By Marilyn Hoskins-Marshall.