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.

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.  

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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.  

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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

 August Yard of the Month was awarded to Jim and Dayle Burkhart of 605 Walnut Hill. Jim is the keeper of the grounds and does a wonderful job of keeping everything so beautifully groomed.

August Yard of the Month was awarded to Jim and Dayle Burkhart of 605 Walnut Hill. Jim is the keeper of the grounds and does a wonderful job of keeping everything so beautifully groomed.

july 2017 yard of the month

 John and Michelle Faulk at 800 S. Market were awarded the July Yard of the Month.

John and Michelle Faulk at 800 S. Market were awarded the July Yard of the Month.

june 2017 - yard of the month

 June Yard of the Month was awarded to Roy and Lavonne Hegefeld at 1308 Tom Dee. Their yard is filled with color...beautiful impatience and caladiums.

June Yard of the Month was awarded to Roy and Lavonne Hegefeld at 1308 Tom Dee. Their yard is filled with color...beautiful impatience and caladiums.

may 2017 - yard of the month

 May Yard of the Month was presented to the Lampes at 1802 Walsh, Brenham, TX

May Yard of the Month was presented to the Lampes at 1802 Walsh, Brenham, TX

APRIL 2017 - YARD OF THE MONTH

 The April Yard of the Month Award was presented to Martin and Denise Moore. He is the pastor of Abiding Word Church. Their home is at 2413 Ryan, Brenham, TX.

The April Yard of the Month Award was presented to Martin and Denise Moore. He is the pastor of Abiding Word Church. Their home is at 2413 Ryan, Brenham, TX.

 

march 2017 - Yard of the Month

 Bluebonnet Garden Club awarded the March Yard of the Month to Rodney and Cindy Foerster at 2401 Rosedale. Framing the front door of their southern style home are two lush Boston ferns. On either side of the elegant entry walkway are yellow pansies, snapdragons, dwarf pittosporum and African iris. Completing the front and side of this pristine yard are sego palm, white crepe myrtle, roses, encore azaleas and Lorapetalum. Providing privacy for the back yard is a large attractive hedge of elaeagnus plants. Nestled against the back of the house, a flowing fountain sits on a brick patio, bordered by dusty miller and edged with river rock.

Bluebonnet Garden Club awarded the March Yard of the Month to Rodney and Cindy Foerster at 2401 Rosedale. Framing the front door of their southern style home are two lush Boston ferns. On either side of the elegant entry walkway are yellow pansies, snapdragons, dwarf pittosporum and African iris. Completing the front and side of this pristine yard are sego palm, white crepe myrtle, roses, encore azaleas and Lorapetalum. Providing privacy for the back yard is a large attractive hedge of elaeagnus plants. Nestled against the back of the house, a flowing fountain sits on a brick patio, bordered by dusty miller and edged with river rock.

December 2016

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   The Bluebonnet Garden Club awarded the Yard of the Month for November to Tracy and Dan Moran at 403 Ross. This eye-catching landscape is an array with color, large, mature trees and a manicured lawn. On the front porch of the home hang giant Boston ferns that may be the largest you will ever see. Trimmed boxwoods and stone outline the flowerbeds, which are filled with Angelonia, Coleus, and Begonias. A closer glance around the grounds of this beautiful home and you will see Star Jasmine, Sago palms, pittosporums, airplane plants and roses. A granite rock path leads under an arched arbor covered with white Mandevilla and into a private resort like entertaining area. This area is complete with a beautiful swimming pool and fully equipped outdoor kitchen. It is surrounded with tall trees and lush shrubs creating a private retreat, which is perfectly accented with elephant ears, iron plants, potato vines, bougainvillea and geraniums. The pool area is surrounded with a variety of color filled urns and clay pots. A great deal of time and care has gone into making this home a well-deserved Yard of the Month.The Bluebonnet Garden Club awarded the Yard of the Month for November to Tracy and Dan Moran at 403 Ross. This eye-catching landscape is an array with color, large, mature trees and a manicured lawn. On the front porch of the home hang giant Boston ferns that may be the largest you will ever see. Trimmed boxwoods and stone outline the flowerbeds, which are filled with Angelonia, Coleus, and Begonias. A closer glance around the grounds of this beautiful home and you will see Star Jasmine, Sago palms, pittosporums, airplane plants and roses. A granite rock path leads under an arched arbor covered with white Mandevilla and into a private resort like entertaining area. This area is complete with a beautiful swimming pool and fully equipped outdoor kitchen. It is surrounded with tall trees and lush shrubs creating a private retreat, which is perfectly accented with elephant ears, iron plants, potato vines, bougainvillea and geraniums. The pool area is surrounded with a variety of color filled urns and clay pots. A great deal of time and care has gone into making this home a well-deserved Yard of the Month.

The Bluebonnet Garden Club awarded the Yard of the Month for November to Tracy and Dan Moran at 403 Ross. This eye-catching landscape is an array with color, large, mature trees and a manicured lawn. On the front porch of the home hang giant Boston ferns that may be the largest you will ever see. Trimmed boxwoods and stone outline the flowerbeds, which are filled with Angelonia, Coleus, and Begonias. A closer glance around the grounds of this beautiful home and you will see Star Jasmine, Sago palms, pittosporums, airplane plants and roses. A granite rock path leads under an arched arbor covered with white Mandevilla and into a private resort like entertaining area. This area is complete with a beautiful swimming pool and fully equipped outdoor kitchen. It is surrounded with tall trees and lush shrubs creating a private retreat, which is perfectly accented with elephant ears, iron plants, potato vines, bougainvillea and geraniums. The pool area is surrounded with a variety of color filled urns and clay pots. A great deal of time and care has gone into making this home a well-deserved Yard of the Month.The Bluebonnet Garden Club awarded the Yard of the Month for November to Tracy and Dan Moran at 403 Ross. This eye-catching landscape is an array with color, large, mature trees and a manicured lawn. On the front porch of the home hang giant Boston ferns that may be the largest you will ever see. Trimmed boxwoods and stone outline the flowerbeds, which are filled with Angelonia, Coleus, and Begonias. A closer glance around the grounds of this beautiful home and you will see Star Jasmine, Sago palms, pittosporums, airplane plants and roses. A granite rock path leads under an arched arbor covered with white Mandevilla and into a private resort like entertaining area. This area is complete with a beautiful swimming pool and fully equipped outdoor kitchen. It is surrounded with tall trees and lush shrubs creating a private retreat, which is perfectly accented with elephant ears, iron plants, potato vines, bougainvillea and geraniums. The pool area is surrounded with a variety of color filled urns and clay pots. A great deal of time and care has gone into making this home a well-deserved Yard of the Month.

 

october 2016

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. 


 

August, 2016

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)


 

july, 2016

   The Bluebonnet Garden Club awarded the Yard of the Month for July to Evelyn & Randy Daigle at 1507 Victoria. The brilliant blue plumbago, the perfectly maintained knock out roses (not a spent bloom in sight) and the lush green lawn made this yard an obvious choice. The landscaped garden, which frames the circle drive, has a stone walk curving through additional plants of gold lantana, Indian hawthorn, giant liriope and Mexican petunias. A birdbath and a blanket of red mulch add a finishing touch. In the center of the garden is a strategically placed American flag, which made this yard an even more appropriate choice for July and the observance of Independence Day.  A tour of the back yard was an added treat with its equally well-maintained lawn and a variety of trees including peach trees filled with fruit. The large gazebo with outdoor kitchen is the focal point of the yard and a perfect entertaining area. Evelyn explained the back yard had undergone extensive damage during the recent floods however it looked beautiful and well cared for. With his love for the outdoors, Randy enjoys his time spent working in their yard.

The Bluebonnet Garden Club awarded the Yard of the Month for July to Evelyn & Randy Daigle at 1507 Victoria. The brilliant blue plumbago, the perfectly maintained knock out roses (not a spent bloom in sight) and the lush green lawn made this yard an obvious choice. The landscaped garden, which frames the circle drive, has a stone walk curving through additional plants of gold lantana, Indian hawthorn, giant liriope and Mexican petunias. A birdbath and a blanket of red mulch add a finishing touch. In the center of the garden is a strategically placed American flag, which made this yard an even more appropriate choice for July and the observance of Independence Day.

A tour of the back yard was an added treat with its equally well-maintained lawn and a variety of trees including peach trees filled with fruit. The large gazebo with outdoor kitchen is the focal point of the yard and a perfect entertaining area. Evelyn explained the back yard had undergone extensive damage during the recent floods however it looked beautiful and well cared for. With his love for the outdoors, Randy enjoys his time spent working in their yard.


june, 2016

The June Yard of the Month award has been given to Darlene Blondeau at 1307 Tom Dee Street by Bluebonnet Garden Club. The yard is beautifully landscaped with numerous plants of red and white caladiums surrounding trees and outlining a front flowerbed. Among other plants are variegated pittosporum, loropetalum, foxtail fern, boxwood, Indian Hawthorn, begonias, a crepe myrtle and dusty Miller. Large gold dust and Hawaiian Ti Red Sister plants give added color to the garden. A large cluster of ginger at the edge of the house adds height and texture. Around the side of the house are yellow bells, coral cannas and roses. This yard is shaded by a large pecan tree as well as a live oak. The yard is well tended and loved by the owner and her relative Nathan Steen. The various colors, shapes, sizes and textures of the many plants work together to make this yard very pleasing to the eye.


MAY, 2016 TIP OF THE HAT

 America's Best Value Inn on South Market Street was selected for our Spring Tip of the Hat Award. The gardens are very well-kept. Sago palms anchor the gardens and feature red knockout roses and lavender lantana. Alex Patel is the owner/manager. Congratulations!

America's Best Value Inn on South Market Street was selected for our Spring Tip of the Hat Award. The gardens are very well-kept. Sago palms anchor the gardens and feature red knockout roses and lavender lantana. Alex Patel is the owner/manager. Congratulations!


APRIL, 2016

  The Bluebonnet Garden Club awarded the Yard of the Month for April to Vincent and Mary DeSalvo at 505 Hickory Hollow, in Scenic Estates. The yard is wonderfully decorated with accent pieces such as a jasmine covered arbor, statuary & large boulders.  Two large oak trees anchor the corner lot with native heat resistant plants. Weeping yaupon, camellia, plumbago, roses, gardenia, boxwood, and iris are just a few of the plants that enhance the landscape.


The Bluebonnet Garden Club awarded the Yard of the Month for April to Vincent and Mary DeSalvo at 505 Hickory Hollow, in Scenic Estates. The yard is wonderfully decorated with accent pieces such as a jasmine covered arbor, statuary & large boulders.

Two large oak trees anchor the corner lot with native heat resistant plants. Weeping yaupon, camellia, plumbago, roses, gardenia, boxwood, and iris are just a few of the plants that enhance the landscape.


March, 2016


 

December, 2015

 Home of Lori Poehlmann Balusek was chosen as December Yard of the Month.

Home of Lori Poehlmann Balusek was chosen as December Yard of the Month.


november, 2015 TIP OF THE HAT

  KAY'S CUISINE FOR THE SOUL  was selected for our first Tip of the Hat Award for the year. Suzanne Longley of  SUZANNE LONGLEY FARMS,  designed the beautiful gardens leading to the front of the restaurant. It is butterfly and hummingbird friendly and provides a bright and friendly welcome to patrons of the restaurant as well as passersby. Congratulations to Kay!

KAY'S CUISINE FOR THE SOUL was selected for our first Tip of the Hat Award for the year. Suzanne Longley of SUZANNE LONGLEY FARMS, designed the beautiful gardens leading to the front of the restaurant. It is butterfly and hummingbird friendly and provides a bright and friendly welcome to patrons of the restaurant as well as passersby. Congratulations to Kay!

OCTOBER, 2015

 The Bluebonnet Garden Club has presented the October Yard of the Month to Ron and Veronica Luhn who reside at 2412 Corey Street. Their front yard is well manicured in hybrid Bermuda grass. Flower beds with cedar ground cover ablaze in vibrant multi color blooming vincas, salvia, purple fountain grass,and Knockout roses.

The Bluebonnet Garden Club has presented the October Yard of the Month to Ron and Veronica Luhn who reside at 2412 Corey Street. Their front yard is well manicured in hybrid Bermuda grass. Flower beds with cedar ground cover ablaze in vibrant multi color blooming vincas, salvia, purple fountain grass,and Knockout roses.


September, 2015

 

 The Bluebonnet Garden Club Yard of the Month for September was awarded to Beverly and Larry Koehler at 2601 Mustang. The yard is beautifully landscaped with a rich variety of plants, such as bird of paradise, roses, crotons, dwarf yaupon, sweet potato vine, cedars, lantana and several varieties of ferns and shrubs. In addition to the plants in the flower beds, there were several beautiful pots and yard art spotted around which gave the flower beds an interesting dimension. There were trees on both sides of the house which offered shade and gave the yard a tranquil feeling.

The Bluebonnet Garden Club Yard of the Month for September was awarded to Beverly and Larry Koehler at 2601 Mustang. The yard is beautifully landscaped with a rich variety of plants, such as bird of paradise, roses, crotons, dwarf yaupon, sweet potato vine, cedars, lantana and several varieties of ferns and shrubs. In addition to the plants in the flower beds, there were several beautiful pots and yard art spotted around which gave the flower beds an interesting dimension. There were trees on both sides of the house which offered shade and gave the yard a tranquil feeling.


august, 2015

 Yard of the Month for August was awarded to Martin and Luanne Coles at 1803 Walsch Street. A wrought iron fence featuring a fleur de lis design complements the New Orleans–inspired home. Knock Art Roses provide color along the fence. The manicured Tiff grass lawn is accented with Magnolia trees, crape myrtles, and Wisteria. Beds of periwinkles provide seasonal color. Plumbago, New Dawn roses, gardenias and ornamental grasses adorn the home’s side garden. Brick walkways add to the classic feel of the home. One directs you to the backyard’s dry rocky river bed lined with Cypress and Redbud trees.

Yard of the Month for August was awarded to Martin and Luanne Coles at 1803 Walsch Street. A wrought iron fence featuring a fleur de lis design complements the New Orleans–inspired home. Knock Art Roses provide color along the fence. The manicured Tiff grass lawn is accented with Magnolia trees, crape myrtles, and Wisteria. Beds of periwinkles provide seasonal color. Plumbago, New Dawn roses, gardenias and ornamental grasses adorn the home’s side garden. Brick walkways add to the classic feel of the home. One directs you to the backyard’s dry rocky river bed lined with Cypress and Redbud trees.


May, 2015

   The Bluebonnet Garden Club has awarded the Yard of the Month for May to Carol Haenel of 2403 Ryan Street. The front yard is beautifully landscaped with Crepe Myrtles, boxwood hedges, ornamental pear and olive trees. Bright yellow and white pansies welcome the visitor at the street. The walled side garden is screened with star jasmine with the focal point being a lovely sculpture that can be seen through the iron gate. The back yard centers around a fountain with a lovely arbor covered with wisteria. Decorative planters filled with Japanese Yew and juniper accent the walk to the front door.

The Bluebonnet Garden Club has awarded the Yard of the Month for May to Carol Haenel of 2403 Ryan Street. The front yard is beautifully landscaped with Crepe Myrtles, boxwood hedges, ornamental pear and olive trees. Bright yellow and white pansies welcome the visitor at the street. The walled side garden is screened with star jasmine with the focal point being a lovely sculpture that can be seen through the iron gate. The back yard centers around a fountain with a lovely arbor covered with wisteria. Decorative planters filled with Japanese Yew and juniper accent the walk to the front door.


April, 2015


September, 2014

The home of Pastor Martin and Denise Moore at 2413 Ryan Street was chosen by the Bluebonnet Garden Club as the Yard of the Month for September. The front walk trails through a bright, sunny garden filled with blooming flowers in a myriad of colors and species including sweet potato vine, Texas Star hibiscus, lantana, red and orange roses, yellow bells, and Pride of Barbados. Placed along the back patio are containers of purple fountain grass, a sweet olive tree, blue plumbago, periwinkle, velvety red cockscombs, and numerous other plants. This delightful garden is filled with summer flowers that seem to enjoy the hot, dry Texas summer.