A lovely cottage home has the Yard of the Month for August. It belongs to Kathy and Harry Buchanan of 1713 Cypress St. in Highland.
There are many blooming hostas around the trees in the front yard and around a bird bath. There is another interesting bird bath, which is potted with begonias.
The curved sidewalk is lined with astilbe, creeping vinca, butterfly bush, a Japanese rose and some black-eyed Susan.
A drive through the alley will show you other kinds of plants such as hydrangea, cone flowers, knock out roses as well as other varities of roses and blooming plants.
About the Yard of the Month
All residences, including houses, apartments, townhouses, villas and condominiums, within Helvetia and Saline townships are eligible. Yard of the Month winners may win the contest only one time per two-year period. Residents may nominate either a neighbor’s yard or their own yard for Yard of the Month.
One entry per household will suffice for the whole season. Nominations should be submitted by calling the Chamber of Commerce, 654-3721, with the name, address and phone number of the nominee.
Winners will receive a Yard of the Month sign from the city to display in their yard for one month, a certificate signed by the mayor of Highland, a $25 gift certificate from the Highland Chamber of Commerce, a membership in the Highland Garden Club for the season.