A yard of the Month award is given each month, March - November, to an attractive yard within the City of Brenham, exclusive of Garden Club members, thus helping to stimulate civic pride in our community.
December 2018 Yard of the Month
December, Yard of the Month....the day of our December meeting, the committee awarded YOM to Debbie Lehrmann on Peachtree. It is always a good choice, because she works out there constantly. It looked good then, but as soon as she got the award, she began planting flowers, bulbs, etc. You must go see it. Someone described it as looking like Disney Land—a colorful island in the dead of winter!
November 2018 Yard of the Month
November Yard of the month was awarded to Steven and Peggy Nelson 2381 Gun and Rod Circle.
October, 2018 Yard of the Month
The Bluebonnet Garden Club awarded Yard of the Month for May to Jay and Robin Hill at 1506 S. Jackson Street. On all four sides of the home are an abundance of beautiful pink knock-out roses along with mexican sedum, skull cap, lantana, agave, native grasses and a bed of a variety of bulb plants like Easter Lily. There is Crossvine blooming on the fence and trellises, and pots of ferns, bougainvillea and crown of thorns on the patio and porches. A multi-container vegetable garden is behind the garage next to the outdoor fireplace patio area.
may, 2018 Yard of the Month
The Bluebonnet Garden Club awarded Yard of the Month for May to Jay and Robin Hill at 1506 S. Jackson Street. On all four sides of the home are an abundance of beautiful pink knock-out roses along with Mexican sedum, skull cap, lantana, agave, native grasses and a bed of a variety of bulb plants like Easter Lily. There is Crossvine blooming on the fence and trellises, and pots of ferns, bougainvillea and crown of thorns on the patio and porches. A multi-container vegetable garden is behind the garage next to the outdoor fireplace patio area.
April, 2018 Yard of the month
April Yard of the Month was awarded to kathy and Keith Kietlinski at 314 Scenic Drive (picture not available)
March, 2018 yard of the month
March Yard of the Month was awarded to Debbie Weghorst at 704 W. Stone St. (picture not available)
November, 2017 yard of the month
Bluebonnet Garden Club has selected the home of Randy and Lori Erskine at 511 W. Mansfield Street for the November Yard of this Month. The impeccably manicured front yard is flanked by a Natchez crepe myrtle tree and a young Live Oak. Clipped boxwood hedges and a flower box with blooming bougainvillea and lantana outline the front porch and a side walk. This entrance to the cottage is enhanced by a Crossvine curling around a porch post and a potted ligustrum patio tree. Formosa azaleas, Setsugekka camellia in full bloom, and a Japanese Yew add to the attractiveness of this side of the house. On the opposite side of the front, a semicircular bed with Baby Gem boxwood, Encore azaleas, daisies, chrysanthemums and a variety of perennials surround a playful seasonal welcome scene.
The side yard continues with a large holly ‘Christmas Jewel’, blue plumbago, Abelia ‘Twist of Lime, dwarf Hamelin grass, Butterfly iris, and a ground cover of coral sedum and mint. A bamboo arbor covered with Crossvine leads to the backyard.
This backyard haven is shaded by a huge sycamore tree and bordered by cherry laurel and Setsugekka camellias. Blooms of a white Mandevilla front the tool shed covered by a meandering Peggy Martin rose. A welcoming patio features large potted Bay Laurel trees. Impatiens, ardesia, variegated ajuga, ‘Nantucket Blue’ hydrangeas and other shade plants add a variety of color and texture. The lawn is enhanced by two bird baths and an active bird feeder. All of this charming landscape is created and maintained by the owners.
October, 2017 yard of the month
The Bluebonnet Garden Club awarded the October Yard of the Month to John and Sherry Lacy, 809 West Stone Street. The front walkway is accented with large urns of colorful begonias and coleus, while the front porch welcomes visitors with comfortable rocking chairs and a bench. Variegated ginger, sego palm, pittosporum, azaleas, loropetalum, holly fern, Turks cap and orange marmalade offer a variety of texture and color in the flower beds at the front of the house. Large live oaks and a magnolia tree provide shade. A pathway of stones leads to the back yard where the family swimming pool provides recreation and a hedge of wax leaf ligustrum provides privacy. The pool is surrounded by tables, chairs and other lawn furniture. The beds around the shady live oaks are full of river fern, ginger, colorful pentas, crinum lilies and large accent boulders.
Twice a year, a Tip of the Hat Award is given to a business in Washington County who has shown an improvement in landscape appearance.
tip of the hat - april, 2018
The second Tip of the Hat award for the 2017-2018 garden club year was given to Blue Bell Creameries, Brenham. Their landscaping is always colorful and beautifully kept.
tip of the hat - OCTOBER, 2017
Tip of the Hat was awarded to Dahmann & Associates after our October meeting. A certificate was presented to them for their beautiful new landscaping. No picture available.
Tip of the Hat - February, 2017
Del Sol Food was awarded a Tip of the Hat Award! The revamping of their gardens is a beautiful transformation. Below is a picture of Donna Bennett, Chairman of the committee presenting the award.
SEPTEMBER 2017 YARD OF THE MONTH
The Bluebonnet Garden Club awarded September Yard of the Month to Gene and Jean King at 405 Tanglewood Drive in Scenic Estates. The well-manicured lawn is Tiff Bermuda. Anchoring the left front corner of the home is a crepe myrtle. The front flower bed and a large bed bordering the side driveway contain Indian hawthorne, philodendron, asters, amaryllis, lily of the Nile, daisies, red and purple salvia, vinca, pintas, marigold, green and purple sweet potato vines, iris, plumbago, and purple sage. Most are blooming, creating a beautiful variety of color. There are also two large potted bougainvillea. Near the patio in the backyard are agapanthus, esperanza and a cypress plant. Numerous trees border the home and property, which include mountain laurel, desert willow, Kieffer pear, plum, peach, apricot, Meyer lemon, limequat and a fig tree that is over 100 years old.
august 2017 yard of the month
july 2017 yard of the month
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APRIL 2017 - YARD OF THE MONTH
march 2017 - Yard of the Month
October Yard of the Month was awarded to Joyce Lane, 1603 Harrison. The yard features a variety of plants, texture, colors, seating and water fountains. The front yard is dominated by white lantana, yuccas, various ferns, sedums, salvia, loropetalum, azaleas and variegated ginger. The backyard is home to many citrus trees, blooming plants, seating nooks and water fountains.
The home of Kim and Jesse De Los Santos at 902 Matchett Street. Perennials with different blooming periods throughout the season are planted in this fenced corner lot. Cannas, Wandering Jew, Bluebells, Abelia, Thryallis, Firebush, Mini Yaupon as well as Azaleas, are intersperesed underneath oak trees. (Photo unavailable)
MAY, 2016 TIP OF THE HAT
november, 2015 TIP OF THE HAT