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July 12, 2014

English garden wins Yard of the Week

EDMOND — Visiting this week’s Yard of the Week, belonging to Delia Watson at 2108 Redcliff Lane in the Oak Brook addition, you may feel as if you have entered the magical world of an English garden. The billows of fragrant, purple-pink phlox in the two large and interestingly shaped beds near the street draw you in to explore the natural blend of pink Knock-out roses, pastel larkspurs, native rudbeckia, columbine, nicotiana and chrysanthemums.

More traditional plantings of a row of boxwoods and healthy false cypress against the house change back to the fantasy world with more phlox, nicotiana, columbines and irises. A bright, white picket fence along the front porch peeks out from behind a quarter-circle bed, overflowing with more phlox and sprinklings of wild flowers. Rising above the flowers is the vivid green of a false cypress with an artistically trimmed trunk. The color of the phlox is echoed in a deeper purple tone of a crepe myrtle to the west of the house.

More interest is added into the landscape with unique flower containers and metal sculptures that Delia has discovered at Edmond’s own Hopefully Yours. Now geraniums, calibrachoa, asparagus ferns, sweet potato vines and petunias add their beauty to the garden. The heart-shaped, metal flower stand, by the front steps, is truly a work of art since it was purchased at Edmond’s Downtown Arts Festival.

This ocean of phlox may seem like a fairy tale when you learn it all started with some seeds carried to it by a bird, and then lovingly cared for by an energetic Scottish lady until it became a feast for all eyes.

To thank Delia for creating  a fantasy spot in Edmond, she will receive a gift card from TLC Nursery, a gift certificate from Home Depot on Broadway and a six-month subscription to The Edmond Sun. In addition to these sponsors, the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce and Edmond Beautiful also make “Yard of the Week” possible. To nominate a beautiful yard within the Edmond city limits, call 341-2808.

 

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