Les Tour des Jardins — Tullos garden

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Eight Shreveport gardens will be featured May 2-3 on the 2015 Northwest Louisiana Master Gardener Le Tour des Jardins.

Here’s a photo glimpse of the garden of Ben and Rhonda Tullos, the 2015 Professional Design Featured Garden, at 3025 Nottingham Drive, Shreveport, and a Rhonda’s comments on the garden::

“My yard is displaying the work of professional landscape architect Scott Crane with Flemings Landscape. Our landscape was completed in November 2014, so this is a very young project. I have always had influences from a very young age to have and maintain a ‘welcoming’ and ‘at home’ feeling to our yard. And, being from Mississippi, a very Southern feel. When visiting with Scott about what we wanted, we requested a lot of very familiar Southern plantings such as azaleas, hydrangeas, sweet olive, dogwood trees, redbud trees and crape myrtles. One very specific request was mimosa trees, which I’m under the impression might be a junk tree! Nevertheless, I have three of them. We also did not want a yard that required constant maintenance. Scott introduced me to Drift roses, which will add a lot of color to the beds with no annual planting. As I said, this yard is just getting started, but is definitely ‘welcoming.'”.

 LE TOUR DES JARDINS:

  • When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2 and 1-5 p.m. May 3.
  • Gardens, all in Shreveport: Roy and Camille Millen, 8105 Captain Mary Miller Drive; Betty Wilson, 164 Grey Eagle; Don and Dottie Murray, 165 Grey Eagle; Ben Humphrey, 948 Boulevard St.; Dr. Steve Russell, 2530 Fairfield Ave.; Mike and Sheri Moritz, 7112 East Ridge Drive; Drs. Steven and Sharye Atchison, 1367 Forest Creek; Ben and Rhonda Tullos, 3025 Nottingham Drive.
  • Admission: $10 in advance by calling 318-698-0010 or at any Citizens National Bank. Tickets will be available for $15 at each garden on the day of the tour.
  • Special event: A Garden Bazaar will be held during the tour at the Pioneer Heritage Center at LSUS. Admission: free.
  • Info: 318-698-0010 or www.lsuagcenter.com/nwlamg.

 

 

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