Yard of the Month
YARD OF THE MONTH GUIDELINES SPONSORED BY THE
NATIONALLY FEDERATED FLOWER POWER GARDEN CLUB
1. Landscape as a whole
• Does landscape look spotty?
• Does it solve problems of poor drainage, difficult slopes, and compliment the architecture of the house?
• Is it suitable to the over -all neighborhood look?
2. Suitability of Plant Material
• Have plants outgrown allotted space?
• Do plants compliment the house?
• Are plants selected for year-round attractiveness?
• Do flower/foliage colors go well with the house?
• Are plant choices appropriate for sun, shade, soil, and moisture?
• Are shrubs growing rampant?
• Are shrubs sheared to a ball or they covering windows?
• Are naturalized areas neatly mulched and weed free?
• Is the lawn mowed, edged, fed, weeded, and raked?
• Are pest problems evident?
• Are tools, toys, garbage can, and outdoor equipment put away?
Congratulations to: 3336 Landerwood!
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Congratulations to: 3324 Highview Rd.
Congratulations to: 3231 Johnny Cake Lane
Congratulations to: 3126 Shaker Dr.
Congratulations to: 3811 Table Rock Rd.
Congratulations to: 3233 Landerwood Dr.
Congratulations to: 3616 School House Ln.
Congratulations to: 3200 Landerwood Drive
Congratulations to: 3601 Fountainhill Rd.
Congratulations to: 3314 Highview Rd
AWARD WINNING , BLAZING BEES JUNIOR GARDEN CLUB
LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN, KINDERGARDEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE TO JOIN THE BEES, A NATIONALLY AND STATE FEDERATED JUNIOR GARDEN CLUB!!! THE CLUB IS SPONSORED BY THE MOUNTAINBROOK ADULT GARDEN CLUB, FLOWER POWER GARDEN CLUB.
When and Where We Meet: Sundays, once a month September through May. Our first meeting this year will be Sunday, Sept. 12th at the Bees Garden at Anne Heinig Park. Hours are normally 3-4:30 pm
We normally meet at the home of the Queen Bee and her helper Mr. Bee, Helen and Bill Mayhew at 3731 School House Lane. I always let the children and their parent know in advance.
Mission of the Bees: To promote the love of nature and gardening. I also strive to bring out the creative talents that I believe all children have. The children learn through hands on experience. It is not text book driven. However, many times they receive written information about the horticulture we have discussed and their project, to take home and share with their parents.
Activities: I plan the activities so they appeal to boys and girls alike. They are fun and challenging enough for the older members but safe enough for the younger members.
Some Past Projects:
1. Painted puddle dishes to promote butterflies.
2. Concrete stepping stone with the children’s designs formed with
pebbles, decorative stones and tiles.
3. Scarecrows made from milk jugs, poles, old hats, straw, shirts etc.
4. Miniature gardens which ranged with the use of toy soldiers to
5. Growing pumpkins from seeds, and painting pumpkins.
6. Painted pots with grass seed and paint the pots with funny or
scary faces. The seeds grew the hair for their project!
7. Planted flowers in painted (designs of their choice) shoes.
Rules: Since this is a club and not just a drop in, the children are expected to pay a $1.00 a year dues. I expect them to attend at least five meetings during our normal year. The last but not least rule I have is that they have fun and learn to love nature and horticulture. I will be providing meeting dates for the year at our Sept. 12th meeting.
To Join or have questions: Call me, Helen Mayhew at 704-554-6203. My e-mail is email@example.com. I am a resident of Mountainbrook since 1983, member of the nationally federated Flower Power Garden Club.