Archive for Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Russell’s flowerbed earns yard honor

August 30, 2000

This week's "Yard of the Week" belongs to Jim and Linda Russell, 509 Indiana. This is one of the most unique flowerbeds in Baldwin City!

An antique bed has been filled with impatiens creating a "flower bed." This is as fun to see as it is pretty. A hanging basket of New Guinea impatiens hangs on a shepherd's crook near by. A yard ornament, a gift from their grandchildren, is in front of the bed. A wash tub from days gone by, no longer needed, rests from its work in the corner of the house filled with bright red geraniums. Brilliant red cannas are blooming in front of the house.

Danny and I enjoyed this whimsical tribute to the past as we drove by the Russell's house. The Russells will soon be moving to the house next door and Linda is already planning more flowerbeds. Wonder how they will move the "flower bed?"

This couple has added much to our volunteering with Boy and Girl Scout troops and working with children throughout their lives. Linda was a school bus driver for many years. Many children, now adults, will continue to remember Jim and Linda with much affection and gratitude.

Gardening quote of the week:

Joys come from simple and natural things: mists over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water. Sigurd F. Olson

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