Doryne Brummond has always loved gardening. It is something that she's enjoyed a passion for since she was young.
And at her home at 2198 Country Club Road, she's created a yard look that is something special, so special, in fact, that the Canby Garden Club has named it the Yard of the Month for July.
Brummond moved to the property a couple years ago after living in Portland's Pearl District for a bit, then spending some time in the Bend area. She found it wasn't to her tastes and made her way to Canby.
It is here that she combined her love of gardening with an artistic bent. The results are delightfully unique and attractive. When she moved in, the yard was mostly grass. Time and effort have yielded something quite substantially more.
The yard features four rhododendrons and a conifer tree that are all that's left from the original yard when she moved in. She was planning on removing the conifer but after drastic pruning found the uniqueness of it appealing and it resides as part of her landscape.
Eventually, she would toss wild flower seeds close to her updated conifer to give a cottage feel. She began here designing by sectioning her front into four sections and carving out a path to eventually have a feel of an alleyway by planting American Hornbeam tree (Carpinus caroliniana). From there it just took off and even as the yard has taken shape, she is always looking for new and different things to add. The yard includes inviting seating for when friends stop by.
Nominate a yard
The Canby Garden Club selects a yard of the month each month through the fall. If you know of someone's yard that is worth nominating for the Yard of the Month award, contact Michelle Helzer at 503-504-6217 or Phyllis Stuart at 503-266-3747.
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