Video courtesy of Jeff Davis Photography. Thanks, Jeff!
Our June 2017 Yard of the Month belongs to Nancy and Scott Worrell at 823 Westwood Drive. Here is what they have to say about their beautiful xeriscape yard:
“We are extremely honored to be chosen as Yard Of The Month for June by the Heights Park Neighborhood Association.
We have lived in our house for almost 16 years. Our yard has evolved over time. What started as a lawn of grass and a few boxwoods has become our own little arboretum. The design and concept was my own creation. My husband thought I was crazy when I told him I was going to remove all the grass from the front yard. 😉 It has taken a few years to slowly accomplish this.
My goal was to create a xeriscape that would be beneficial to the wildlife and preserve our natural resources. We are an extremely Earth friendly family. We maintain a fully Organic garden. No pesticides or chemicals are used. We have planted host plants as well as nectar plants to promote our butterfly population. The monarchs are amazing when they are in flight. I maintain two bee hives that pollinate our yard and neighborhood. We have focused on planting Texas native plants. We relying mostly on our five rain barrels, instead of city water. Some of the many benefits of planting Texas natives is they are drought tolerant and will survive our hot summers. They will reseed and propagate each year as well.
We love that our neighbors enjoy walking by and stopping to watch all the goings on at any given time. We want our yard to not only be enjoyed by us but everyone that comes in contact with it. Feel free to come by and enjoy it as well. I love to talk natives and organic gardening.”
— Nancy and Scottie Worrell
Mark your calendars for an afternoon of fun at The Heights of Summer, our second annual street party!
There will be free snow cones, a bounce house, dunk tank, scavenger hunt, raffle prizes for Heights Park Neighborhood Association members, and so much more for the whole family from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 11 on the 800 block of Ridgedale Drive.
This event is brought to you by the Heights Park Neighborhood Association. All residents of Heights Park are invited.
Watch a video from 2016’s The Heights of Summer Street Party at the bottom of this post, or click here.
Inside the May 2017 newsletter, you will find news about:
- Our 2nd Annual Street Party on Saturday, June 3.
- The next General Meeting on Thursday, July 27.
- A recap of the General Meeting on Feb. 4, featuring Burton Gilliam, star of “Blazing Saddles” and Dallas-Fort Worth resident.
- Tips for caring for your trees.
- The history and efforts of Heights Park Neighborhood Association.
- And SO much more!
May 2017: The Roberts, 522 Twilight Trail
Comments from the homeowners:
We are deeply grateful to the Heights Neighborhood Association for selecting our garden as The Yard of the Month Winner for May.
The Roberts Family has been in this home for 50 years. Our landscaping in front began with a row of bushes and two ash trees. As the trees weakened over the years we replaced them. One landscaper planted an oak for us and another landscaper planted a Chinese tree. With the shade gone, we began to envision a colorful artistic flower garden.
Kevin Shockley of Southern Pride Landscaping came into our lives at this time as a result of a recommendation by my neighbor. Kevin gradually transformed the garden over a period of several years by expanding spaces, shaping bushes and adding colorful perennials and annuals.
This year another of my neighbors let me know her granddaughter was selling flowers to benefit the Girl Scouts. I purchased several flats and these became the pink display under the oak tree.
It truly took the neighborhood to raise this garden and we thank you one and all.
One of our favorite neighborhood events is coming up on April 29th. Information below!
Here’s a Dropbox link if anyone would like to download the full size copies:
Photos by Jeff Davis Photography. Thanks, Jeff!