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August Yard of the Month: 2218 Kensington
August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Congrats to our August yard of the month winners, Jim Early and Dean Thompson at 2218 Kensington Drive.
Jim and Dean said they love living in Plaza Midwood because of the sense of community inherent in the neighborhood. Many of their closest friendships are with neighbors.
“We seem to meet people one of two ways: through our pup Buddy or while we’re working in the yard,” they said.
When Jim and Dean originally moved in in the late 90s, there were a couple of shrubs in the front yard and the balance of the yard was (attempted) grass. Since then, they’ve slowly but surely reduced the amount of grass by increasing the natural areas and planted beds. When they found Buddy (a rescue who had been abandoned in the alley between Winter and Ashland Streets), they fenced in the back yard so that he would have a safe place to play.
“We’re basically lazy gardeners who adhere by the ‘plant it only once’ rule so our yard is filled with evergreens and perennials,” they said. “When people compliment our yard, we are always a bit surprised but pleased that folks seem to like it. There are so many charming homes and unique gardens in Plaza Midwood. We’re proud to call this neighborhood home!”