2062 Royal Pines Dr. is all ready for Fall. This beautiful home is owned and maintained by Linda and Vern Naden. The tasteful garden had pumpkins, a strawman, a pretty white bench, and frog sculptures all nestled under the trees with colorful mums spaced throughout. On the left side of the yard there were more pumpkins and a pretty wreath and Fall pillow on a black rocking chair on the front porch. It gave a very welcoming scene for Autumn. When you drive by, be sure and look at it from both directions for the full effect.
The Yard of the Month Committee for the Fairfield Harbor Garden Club has chosen 6108 Pelican Drive as the outstanding yard in the Harbor for their August winner. Herman and Victoria (Vicky) Bozenhardt are the homeowners and pride of ownership is quite evident in this very attractive front yard. There is much interest in the two islands; one with a beautiful crepe myrtle, knockout roses and geraniums. The other island is watched over by a rather large turquoise pelican and a carved bear and is filled with purple and green caladium, calla lilies, New Guinea impatiens, Gerbera daisy, sago palm and a beautiful tropical spider lily. The entire front yard is very neatly kept and weed free. Vicky is an active member of the FHGC and her love of gardening shows. Congratulations!!
JULY 2018 - FIRST WATERFRONT YOM!!!
May Yard of the Month was awarded to Rosemary and Edward Duffy, 210 Chateau Drive. The yard is well manicured with a great selection of
plants and shrubs, accents that "pop". All areas are given equal
attention including a mailbox feature. Rosemary spoke about their
love of gardening and spending time in their yard. Drive by and see
this month's winner.
The Yard of the Month selection for April 2016 is 1906 Harbourside Dr. This home belongs to Bernie and Nancy Teubert who have been enjoying their yard for 24 years. To give more space for an avid gardener an extra half-acre next to their home was purchased. Over 20 large azaleas of all colors were ablaze in April, roses and camellias in bloom. There is always something in bloom in the spring and summer with the many well-cared for shrubs, flowers, and trees. Unique features in the garden include a large live oak and 2000 pound white anchor Five palm trees overlook the dock and bring Caribbean ambiance to the property. You are invited to visit and walk the garden paths taking in this labor of love.
The yard of the month for July 2015 is 909 Red Sail Rd. Dennis and Charlene Treubert, the homeowners, have lived in this home for 8 years. The yard boasts of many beautiful Crepe Myrtles. So many they wouldn’t all fit in the picture. The yard is sculptured into islands boasting many trees, shrubs, and perennials. The grass is a wonderful color and texture. There are a few sculptures and pots scattered about. The setting is so natural that you have to stop and stare to actually take it all in.
YARD OF THE MONTH
The Yard of the Month committee chooses one yard in Fairfield Harbour, each month for an Award of Excellence. A "Yard of the Month" sign is posted on the property for the month and the property owners are given a certificate and a one-year free membership in the Garden Club. The yard is photographed for inclusion on the Fairfield Harbour website and for submission to the "Beacon" for publication.
Chair: Beverly Foltz
The Yard of the Month selection for June 2015 is 907 Nautilus Ct. This home belongs to Bob and Susan Stevenson, who have been enjoying their yard for 4 years. The home has some unique and special features. The bubbling fountain in the courtyard surrounded by furniture that calls you to sit and relax, the dry creek bed, the flowering lily’s, roses and lantana and the islands of trees, bushes and hosta’s are just a few. The yard’s edges are defined and the property is very well kept by the Stevenson’s. I invite you to drive by the property and enjoy the view.
The ‘Yard of The Month’ winner for May 2015 is 903 Terrapin Ct owned by Wayne and Twyla Pearson. Their yard is a joint operation. Wayne says he is the brawn while Twyla is the brains. It is a wonderful combination of many different trees, bushes, perennials, and flowers. The added interest is in the many pieces of yard art, some purchased but most handmade by the couple. There is a lot of pride and creative genius beaming from all sides of the yard. The picture doesn’t come close to exposing this gem. Take a drive by and enjoy.
The Yard Of The Month for April is 909 Capstan Ct, the home of Bob and Lorraine Walter. This yard explodes with color and variety. The yard was designed and it is cared for by the home owners of 8 years, though Lorraine credits Bob with doing the work. The yard is not only beautiful now, but Bob changes the flowers throughout the summer and the sprouts that are new will grow and bloom into the Fall. The Walter’s show what can be done with a small area. The picture does not do it justice, take a ride by and you will be in awe of the splendor.
The March Yard of The Month winners are Don and Joan Taylor at 1008 Pelican Dr. The Taylors do all of their own yard work. Don’s nickname is Mr. Daffodil. One ride by their yard during this time of the year and you will never forget the beauty of the bulbs welcoming Spring. Don told me there was a few daffodil’s when they moved here. He added about 800 and they have multiplied into the thousands. These happy flowers are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
The Garden Club's specially selected yard for the month of January 2015 is 916 Sawgrass Ct. This beautifully landscaped yard belongs to Bill and Susan Mathes. There are a lot of yards that can claim beauty in the Spring and Summer, but it takes a special yard to proclaim it in the Winter. The Mathes yard is a Winter beauty because of the different shades of evergreen, the lovely weeping cherry, the crape myrtles, and cute bistro all in islands that are weed free and etch nicely into the yard that simply says “Welcome to our home”.
The Yard of the Month for November 2014, is 6012 Booty Lane. Marty and Carol Cavins built their home just 3 years ago. Considering the short amount of time they have been structuring their yard it looks incredible. The variety of bushes, trees and perennials, from the foundation plantings to the islands, is very pleasing to the eye. So many shades of color and textures in the leaves. The Cavins, yard is beautiful in the summer when all the flowers are in bloom, but it is very special to share such beauty when the Harbour has had freezing temperatures, and most flowers have left us. Drive by their home on the corner of Pelican Dr and Booty Lane and enjoy.
The December Fairfield Harbour Garden Club's Yard of the Month is none other than William and Joan Campbell of 2142 Royal Pines Dr. Even in the dead of winter this yard is appealing to the eye and has maintained color throughout the winter season. Congratulations to the Campbells!
On the corner of Pelican Dr and Canovan Rd is the MUST see October's Pick for Fairfield Harbour Garden Club's Yard of the Month! Carol and Mauro at 1315 Pelican Dr have a yard that shows their hard work and love for their property. The front yard hosts crepe myrtles and three majestic Pindo Palm trees. Each palm is surrounded by its own type of bush such as Loropetalum and Dwarf Yaupon Holly. In the center of the front lawn is a large-bricked bed of striking cacti surrounded by various stonecrop (a flowering ground cover). The immediate front of the home boasts a large Holly with Sabal Minor Palms, Dwarf Nandina, upright Elephant Ears and yellow daylilies. What an exquisite sight to behold ... and there is more! Stop by to feast your eyes on this superb Yard of the Month.
Joshua and Jineen Wertheim own a lovely corner lot on 5717 Trade Winds Road and Inagua Ct. You can recognize the property by the colorful islands, a variety of lawn sculptures, and the beautiful white walking bridge. The islands consist of a charming combination of yellow lantana, red knock out roses and petite palm trees. In the front of the center stairway is a divine combination of red knockout roses, red/orange hibiscus and yellow lantana. To complete the landscape are hanging baskets of white impatiens. Jineen and Joshua are thrilled to have been selected as the Fairfield Harbour Garden Club's September's Yard of the Month. Congratulations to the Wertheim’s.
After Hurricane Irene, a decision was made to suspend the YOM Awards for the remainder of the season. The awards resumed again in Oct 2012 when everyone has had time to "take back their yards".
- Must not have won Yard of the Month within the last 3 years.
- All plots vary. Basic plan, design, planting and maintenance are considered.
- Color in shrubs, plants and garden is important.
- Accessories-containers, trellises, ponds, banners, lighting, and statuary
should be in balance.
- Care of Yard - weeds in control, shrubs pruned and driveway tended.
- Eye appeal of yard, as seen from the street, is the only practical way to view the yard for judging.
General Effect (15 points) Impression of landscaping. Does it have a finished look? Is it well groomed?
Accessories (10 points) Includes walks, paths, paving, pools, bird baths, picnic equipment, sundials, bird feeders, etc. Are they in keeping with each other?
Plant Materials (30 points) Interesting color, suitability to location, and
suitability of size.
Plan/Layout (25 points) Proportion, rhythm, scale, balance, and focal point.
Vigor and condition of trees, shrubs, flowers, etc. (20 points)
Jan 916 Sawgrass Susan & Bill Mathes Mar 1008 Pelican Joan & Don Taylor Apr 909 Capstan Lorraine & Bob Walter
2014 2013 2012 Yard of Month nominations have been postponed due to Hurricane Irene clean-up 2011
Oct 1016 Pelican Charlotte Frey & Richard Koch Nov 6012 Booty Lane Carol & Marty Cavins July 903 Caroline Court Cheryl & Dave Stevenson Sept 5717 Tradewinds Jineen & Joshua Wertheim Oct 1315 Pelican Drive Carol & Mauro Nov 911 Sawgrass Pam & John Ferrell Oct 903 Grenada Court Laura & Walt Lindsay May 6111 Felucca Court Pat & Bob Sager June 903 Terrapin Court Twyla & Wayne Pearson July 910 West Wind Way Candy & Tom Scheopner Aug 1425 Mona Passage Ct Maria Bailey & Otto Roth Sep 210 Chateau Drive Rose & Ed Duffy
Yard of Month nominations have been postponed due to Hurricane Irene clean-up
May 804 Gull Lane Mary Kevin & Ken Bush Jun 904 Crooked Creek Kathy & Robert Harris July 6006 Cardinal Drive Sheila Cipriano & John Harper Aug 5917 Santo Domingo Barbara & Jim Redmond Sep 916 Sawgrass Court Susan & Bill Mathes Oct 2111 Royal Pines Kathy & Lewis Travis Nov 1931 Caracara Judy & Gene DuPree
MAY: 912 Crooked Creek - Annette & Fred Wagner JUNE: 909 Capstan Court - Lorraine & Bob Walter
JULY: winner wishes to remain anonymous
AUG: 910 Sawgrass Court - Ceil & Ken Von Oesen
SEPT: 5606 Gondolier - Barbara & Bob Riegel
OCT: 904 Muirfield Court - Audrey & Hal VonDolln
NOV: 5904 Gondolier - Grawnea McGrail & Joe Jones
APRIL: 706 Wind Way - Rick & Pat Walter
MAY: 6203 Albatross - Bud Strong
JUNE: 809 Navidad Bank - Mike & Jeanette McAuliffe
JULY: 909 Point Court - George & Muriel Hemingway
AUG: 6004 Cassowary - Dennis & Betty Evans
SEPT: 6109 Castleton - Bob & Jean Smith
OCT: 1105 Caracara - Frank & Dorothy Imholz
NOV: 1011 Barkentine - Ann Powers & Kelly Ahlman
APRIL: 909 Caroline - Sally & Ron Saggio
MAY: 920 Sawgrass - Letty & Joe deFigueiredo
JUNE: 2130 Royal Pines - Carolyn & Stephen Dauerbach
JULY: 903 Terrapin - Twyla & Wayne Pearson
AUG: 901 Caracara - Fran & Bob Krapf
SEPT: 5707 Barbary Coast - Nancy & Lee Franks
OCT: 2083 Royal Pines - Edith & John Behrmann
NOV: 6010 Stern - Jan & Ken Dunn
APR: 910 Sawgrass - Ceil & Ken Von Oesen
MAY: 6110 Cutlass - Barbara & Bill Prem
JUNE: 709 Black Swan - Laura & Frank Rooney
JULY: 908 Capstan - Barbara & John Hardy
AUG: 6303 Albatross - Nancy & Mitchell Motafches
SEPT: 909 Sea Holly - Marilyn & Chuck Ontiveros
OCT: 911 Shipyard Pointe - Pat Shine & Mark Page
NOV: 1209 Mona Passage - Antonia & Richard Steeber
APR: 1009 Pelican - Evelyn & Bill Nolan
MAY: 900 Grenada - Ann & Dale Baker
JUNE: 2013 Royal Pines - Bobby Hee
JULY: 6004 Cassowary - Betty & Dennis Evans
AUG: 2043 Royal Pines - Melissa & Mike McMinn
SEPT: 2009 Royal Pines - Jan & Bob Manning
OCT: 1206 Barkentine - Grace & Pete Maher
NOV: 904 Navidad Bank - Pam & Clay Sluder
YOM Committee Duties
Sharon Nasutovicz and a team of volunteers drive around looking for yards to nominate. The team votes on the yard of their choice.
Sharon notifies committee members and YOM winner.
Sharon places YOM sign, award certificate & letter presented, takes photo, submits photo and write-up to The Beacon and FHMail distribution.