The July 2017 Yard of the Month belongs to the Murillo Family at 1000 N. Lindale Lane. Here is what they had to say about their yard:
“We have lived in this home since 2004. Slowly, we have been working on the inside and outside areas. About three years ago, we painted the brick exterior and replaced the windows and shutters. That made a big difference in the curb appeal of the home. That change inspired us to continue working in the yard — both front and back. Each summer since, we have been experimenting with caladium bulbs — usually buying them in bulk from North Haven Gardens. This year, we planted 200 Aaron jumbo caladium bulbs in late April. They seem to be doing the best of all the caladiums we have planted over the years.
“We have also planted elaeagnus shrubs along the south side of the house, which have filled in nicely, and seem to like the soil. On the north side of the house, we have planted a border of Indian hawthorn. We have also created a small garden of Indian hawthorn plants in the front.
On the front patio, we have different begonias, most of which we winter in the garage.
“Our home is a wonderful gathering spot for our family and friends, and many times we gather in our back yard garden, where we have planted a border of Savannah holly.
“We enjoy the neighborhood very much, and are grateful for our wonderful neighbors. Thank you very much for the honor of choosing our home for Yard of the Month for July 2017.”
— The Murillo Family