Congratulations to our May Yard of the Month winners – Therese & Steve Speer, 74 Hopetown Rd. and Gayle & Steve Woodward, 62 Eastlake Rd. Their large, inviting gardens are beautifully landscaped with many varieties of trees, native perennials, and flowering annuals that provide glorious color all year long. Since building their home 15 years ago, the Speers have found their yard to be both a source of “work” (Steve) and “joy” (Therese), and together with their statue of St. Francis of Assisi as a focal point, they have created a space of peace and tranquility for themselves and wildlife alike. The Woodwards have transformed their garden completely in the six years they have lived on Eastlake, from one with a “heavy carbon footprint , to a garden of ‘rooms’ with shrubs and flowering perennials that bloom at different times of the year.” A delicate, fragrant Tea Rose adjacent to the house was planted by Gayle in memory of her beloved mother. In appreciation for their hard work over the years and for helping to keep our neighborhood beautiful, this month’s winners each receive a $30 Crushed Fine Wine gift card. Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit nominations. Keep them coming as we look to recognize two of I’On’s Best Porches in June.

Therese Speer
74 Hopetown Rd
Borough of Montrose, Zone A

Gayle Woodward
62 Eastlake Road
Borough of Eastlake, Zone B

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