The first Highland Yard of the Month for June 2016 belongs to Dennis and Diane Giger at 2321 Poplar St. This yard has been a project in the making over a period of time.
As you approach the front porch, there is a small berm of hostas and an upright boxwood. Also, a concrete lion welcomes you to the many hanging baskets with ferns, impatiens, coleus, and a climbing hydrangea. These are guarded by two lovely concrete Siamese cats.
As you continue around the sidewalk, there is a knockout rose bush by the steps, and to the left, are many more mixed hanging baskets, some coral belle, and other in ground plants.
Take a ride to see this lovely yard you will be glad you did.
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About the Yard of the Month
Who is eligible? All residences, including houses, apartments, townhouses, villas and condominiums, within Helvetia and Saline townships are eligible.
How do I place a nomination? 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 at 654-3721, with the name, address and phone number of the nominee.
What happens if I win? Winners will receive a Yard of the Month sign from the city to display in their yard for one month, their picture in the News Leader, a certificate signed by the mayor of Highland, a $25 gift certificate from the Highland Chamber of Commerce and a membership in the Highland Garden Club for the season. Yard of the Month winners may win the contest only one time per two-year period.