Lewises win Yard of the Week

A love of flowers and gardening is certainly evident in this week’s winner of “Yard of the Week” at 2013 Morningstar Drive, owned by Wayne and Billie Lewis.

  Two beds set in the well-kept lawn and encircling medium sized trees, introduce the garden with patriotic red, white and blue of salvia, begonia and ageratum. A tropical red mandevilla sends its beautiful blooms up a trellis resting against the tree.

 Flowerbeds nestle against the brick home with a great variety of plants. Bright green coleus happily share the shady bed under a cedar with two toned caladium and white and magenta impatiens. A large sunny quarter circle bed takes you to the tropics with a palm and numerous mandevilla rising above Shasta daisies, purple pentas, white calibrachoa and red periwinkle. The low growing red leafed crepe myrtle add more interest to the area.

  Cheerful gold dahlia fill the two oblong pots on either side of an inviting yellow bench. Two toned leaves climb the trellis at the back of the pot while white calibrachoa gradefully flow over the front of the pots.

 The great love of nature’s beauty is on full display in the largest bed with an abundant and varied display of color and texture. Again, mandevillas climb up trellises sharing the large flower pots. Three kinds of ferns rise above elephant ears, purple shield, peony, Asiatic lilies, purple and white angelonia, red geranium, white echinacea, silvery dusty miller, blue ageratum, red coleus, purple petunia and red and white begonia. Pink hydrangea create a wave of contrasting color near the back of the bed. Numerous pots hide under other plants and add blues, whites and purples with lobelia, scaevola and calabrachoa.  A tall blue spruce rises above the colorful palette that also has the surprise of bright yellow marigolds.  

  More shrubs, beautiful specimens in pots and sweeps of color, continue all the way to a decorative brick wall at the side of the home and make one wonder how the large potted plants make it through Oklahoma’s challenging winters. Billie has a small green house but the majority of the pots grace the foyer during the frigid months at Heritage Hall, where she taught for many years.

   In appreciation of Billie’ss sharing her love through the multitude of flowers and making Edmond more beautiful, she will receive a $50 gift card from TLC Garden Centers and a six month subscription to The Edmond Sun. The “Yard of the Week” is also sponsored by Edmond Beautiful and the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce.

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