The Four Seasons Garden Club has chosen the yard of Jerry and Patricia Turner at 144 Burchwood Circle, Cheraw, as the Yard of the Month for July.
The Turners moved into their home 40 years ago. They started with a yard that had a lot of trees and a few shrubs but little else. Through the years Jerry and Patricia have created a beautiful, peaceful oasis. Both of the Turners work in the acre and a half yard. They have planted a variety of trees and shrubs—white dogwoods, crepe myrtles, camellias, azaleas, hawthorns, hollies, boxwoods, and hydrangeas. Jerry has constructed numerous beds they have planted with daffodils, day lilies, and irises. Interspersed throughout the garden are beautiful hostas and ivies. Although the Turners plant mostly perennials, they have some annuals. They have pots and hanging baskets planted with begonias, coleus, and ferns. They also have a vegetable garden.
Jerry and Patricia have planted many very special “pass-along” heirloom plants they were given by family and friends. Among these are spirea, given by an aunt and althea given by Jerry’s mother. They also have old-fashioned kerria, quince, and stokesia. The late Martha Duvall gave them many rootings. Around the yard are various structures that Jerry built that include a swing for the grandchildren and one for adults and several arbors. One arbor is covered with a lovely Lady Banks rose and another with yellow Jessamine. Also displayed around the yard is a collection of birdhouses made by Patricia’s brother-in-law, Billy Wicker. The Turner yard is very special and is enjoyed by both family and friends.
The Yard of the Month for August will be chosen from the area that goes from State Road down the right side of Highway 9 to Highway 52 to the town limits.