Adamson family earns July ‘Yard of the Month’

Trish and Ken Adamson’s yard at 225 Dover Street in Jefferson City’s west side earned July’s “Yard of the Month” distinction. The house has a number of perennials and the flower beds are filled out with some annuals each year. Sun and shade areas are featured with several shade beds near the edge of the woods. The couple has also done a lot of work to try and limit the erosion damage on their hillside.

Trish and Ken Adamson’s yard at 225 Dover Street in Jefferson City’s west side earned July’s “Yard of the Month” distinction. The house has a number of perennials and the flower beds are filled out with some annuals each year. Sun and shade areas are featured with several shade beds near the edge of the woods. The couple has also done a lot of work to try and limit the erosion damage on their hillside. Photo by Julie Smith.

The yard of Trish and Ken Adamson on Dover Street in Jefferson City received high marks from the Yard of the Month evaluation committee.

Borders filled with blooming plants and representatives from the various stages of the season earned them the July award.

“Her choice of plants and placement was cleverly applied with a keen eye for texture of the plant material making an appealing look that ran throughout,” one judge said.

Unique plant selections and a variety of colors made this yard stand out as hot weather arrived. Among them were fragrant, pink lilies bought in support of breast cancer awareness.

Judges appreciated several beds established for erosion control but with a design that works well with the overall yard.

The landscaping primarily required shade beds, but some sun lovers, including a succulent bed, were placed closer to the street.

Many of the plants in her garden as well as her love of the act of gardening can be attributed to Trish’s mother. And a bench among these special plants is a memorial to her late brother.

“You could tell the owner was all about family,” another judge said.

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