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The Canby Garden Club concludes its 2022 honors with the home of Manuel Santiago Lopez and his banana tree

The Canby Garden Club wraps up its 2022 Yard of the Month series with the home of Manuel Santiago Lopez and Catalina Cruz de Santiago.

The home at 1212 N. Grant St., is a testament to Lopez's exposure to agriculture in his younger years and has earned him the September Yard of the Month Award.

PMG PHOTO: DONNA BRYANT - The look and feel of the September 2022 Yard of the Month on Grant Street is something special.

"I migrated from Mexico and have been part of this neighborhood for 20 years," Lopez said. "Growing up in Mexico I was surrounded by agriculture. Through that I gained the knowledge and apply it to this day. Since I was able to purchase this property, I was able to do a lot of experiments throughout the years. I have a sense of accomplishment and joy through my hobby, which inspires me to include a variety of plants in my garden this season."

Within that yard, Lopez has included angel's trumpet, banana trees, cornflower, cosmos dahlias, fern, hosta, hibiscus, hydrangea, plantain lilies, roses and sunflowers.

"The banana tree is my favorite plant in my garden as it harmonizes the colors, texture and shape of the whole garden," Lopez said. "It brings out the aspect of the house by complementing the colors. I am honored to receive garden of the month, and I thank the community for their support."


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