August 6, 2020 · Filed Under Events and News 

This month’s winner is 1600 Virginia Place. Architect Tom Holifield and jewelry designer Jackie DeBolt have been working on their gardens ever since Tom redesigned and renovated their 1922 bungalow twenty-five years ago. The landscape design has been a collaborative project for the talented couple.

Jackie describes their journey: “All plantings are designed to display a variety of changing colors and shapes throughout the seasons with both blooming, evergreen and deciduous varieties. The front yard comes to life each spring when the iris and vitex trees burst with purple bloom. Corner beds have sun-loving arid plants of many colors for hummingbirds and bees in summer and fall asters bloom as those fade. The shady areas are filled with mostly leafy plants and variegated ivy. Multi-colored lantana spread naturally, so we can transplant as needed and supplement with more easy-care perennials. Tom’s favorite is the moonflower with clusters of white blooms seen only at night and early morning. I love the coral rose bush with the “best fragrance in the area,” according to lots of our neighborhood walkers. Two front yard rain barrels supplement the limited weekly watering schedule and a 700-gallon rain barrel in the back takes care of the veggie garden until the really dry spells in summer. The screened in front porch is our favorite year-round spot for breakfast, cocktails and visits with friends.”

Jackie and Tom will receive a $25 gift certificate from Archie’s Gardenland, courtesy of AHNA. Their award also includes a free year’s membership in AHNA.

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