May 7, 2022 · Filed Under Events and News 

Bri Stroup and Joseph Oliver bought the 1936 bungalow at 2209 Tremont in July 2021,
and were delighted to discover their whole block of Tremont is a locally designated historic district, ensuring that the fronts of the houses will remain the same as they are today.

When Bri Stroup and Joseph Oliver moved into 2209 Tremont last July, they lucked into a well-established landscape from the previous owners. They also inherited the caretaker of it: Bryan Polly of Texas Roots Horticulture. Polly came to their rescue when Bri and Joseph forgot to turn off their sprinkler system in January and woke up to a front yard that looked like the movie “Frozen” with icicles hanging off everything.

Thankfully, a lot of things survived, including red and pink rose shrubs, iris, boxwoods, nandinas, day lilies, salvia, and the commanding crepe myrtles framing each end of the landscape. The row of orange zinnias lining the front beds, newly planted just a few weeks ago, provide a welcome blast of color. On the front porch is a wreath made of magnolia leaves and two pots of hot pink dipladenia, chosen by Bri because they can take the hot afternoon sun.

A native of Albuquerque, Bri moved to Fort Worth to work as an emergency room doctor at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center. Joseph grew up in Glen Rose and works for UPS.

They received a $25 gift certificate to Archie’s Gardenland, courtesy of Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association, and a free year’s membership in AHNA.

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