May's Keep Carbondale Beautiful Bright Spot Award has gone to the home at 613 Skyline Rd.
Linda Ward has been tending this home and garden since 1978, when she and her husband moved to the area. Now retired, Linda participates in the Evergreen Garden Club. Many of the flowers have been sourced from friends in the club.
"When the flowers bloom, I think of them," she says.
The eye-catching variety of colorful irises initially caught the attention of the community, but many more blooming flowers and plants round out the beautiful array. A towering pin oak shades the west facing front yard and deck.
Landscaped around the front are small cacti, purple spiderwort, columbine and snap dragons. Threading up the deck and bird feeders are the magenta and orange native honey suckle vines, rising just above pink azaleas. During the afternoons, hummingbirds are seen to frequent the area for nourishment. The flower garden is rounded out with red common roses and hydrangeas.
The Keep Carbondale Beautiful Board selects businesses or residences to receive the Bright Spot Award for enhancing the beauty of our community by means of revitalization of property, new construction, plantings and beautification, upkeep and maintenance, or rehabilitation.
To nominate a business or residence to receive the award, call 618-525-5525 or email email@example.com.