Kennedy Heights Landscape Awards
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In mid-July, the Landscape Award committee of Carolyn Thompson, Jane Patty, and Michele Dragga, spent an

enjoyable morning judging the 17 landscapes that had been nominated for an award. The nominees proved once again that Kennedy Heights is full of lovely gardens. Thank you to all of you who submitted nominations, and congratulations to our five winners!

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Submit all nominations to: Michele Dragga Michele@kennedyheights.org or 984– 6867 Note that Michele is spelled with one "l"

The KHCC Landscape Awards Committee has been a continuous committee of the Council since 1988 and has presented over 160 annual awards to both residences and businesses in our neighborhood.

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Stephanie, Guy, & Gretchen Adams

Iris Avenue

This year is the third win for Stephanie and Guy Adams, and their daughter Gretchen. Their consistently beautiful garden has earned them a spot in the Kennedy Heights Landscape Hall of Fame. Congratulations!

The family have contributed their own personal touches to the garden. Stephanie planted a beloved iris that be-longed to her great-grandmother, Guy purchased a 2000-pound granite boulder to be the focal point of the front yard, and Gretchen repurposed an old pedestal birdbath to house her fairy garden.

Geri Smith
Hill and Dale Drive
Geri Smith has lived in her house for 45 years and in that time has created a garden both beautiful and practical. The house sits far back from the road, but the eye-catching color and texture make her yard stand out. Practically, part of her garden camouflages the septic system. Perhaps most importantly, though, Geri finds that working in her is a great stress reliever.
Otis Elam
Zinsle Avenue

When Otis Elam moved into his house seven years ago, he found one flower bed with a bug-infested rose in it. He replaced the rose then added complementary plants around it. Each year since then, he’s been expanding his flower beds and adding something new. over and use again the next year. His front porch has become an extension of his garden. That’s where his collection of large houseplants, his babies, spend the summer. At the end of the day, Otis sits on his porch and destresses as he enjoys his babies and his lovely garden.
Josh and Kim Coffey
Woodford Road

Josh and Kim Coffey have lived in their house on Woodford Road for less that two years, but in that time, Josh has transformed his yard into an award-winning garden. He assessed the plants that were already established, incorporated the best into his design, and removed the others. Logs from a large tree that he removed have become seats around the couple’s fire pit.

Christina Barkley,
Hedge Avenue
Christina Barkley’s house, where she has lived for the past 18 years, is just down the street from the house where she was raised. Her father helped her get her garden started in the years after she moved into her own house. She replaced old railroad ties with neatly-stacked stone walls which provide a backdrop for pots of annuals. The result is that every bit of her yard that can be seen from both streets bordering her corner lot is full of perennials, trees, and shrubs in neatly-manicured beds. Even the space on the side of the garage is full of eye-catching annuals.

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