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Cunningham home selected as the September Yard of the Month


September 20, 2020

Top Photos (Left - Right): Roger and Melanie Cunningham's home at 927 Santa Fe St. in Alva was chosen as the September Yard of the Month; An eclectic collection of wrought iron pieces, vintage wagons, birdhouses, decorative owl and sun dial accents, along with many different perennial,s adorn the backyard. Bottom Row (Left-Right): The Cunningham's son, Dalton, collected various sized native rocks that now define the borders of the front flowerbed at 927 Santa Fe St; Near the back door a half whskey barrel planter has been turned into a mini pond filled with water plants and gold fish and is surrounded by other stone filled pots; Just an example of the beautiful potted planters and flowers at the Cunningham home.

The Alva Garden Council has selected Roger and Melanie Cunningham's residence at 927 Santa Fe St. as the September Yard of the Month. Over the last 29 years, this yard has evolved into a lush garden filled with green plants, shrubs, ornamental grasses and trees, encircling the entire house to satisfy the needs of any bird or wildlife enthusiast or garden lover.

Various sized native rocks collected by their son, Dalton, define the borders of the front flowerbed. Within the flowerbed are the following: Autumn Joy sedum, coreopsis, zebra miscanthus grass, Mexican feather grass, Boston ferns, g...

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