August Yard of the Month

Rob and Nancy Burke
137 Buena Vista Drive

Nancy and Rob have lived in their home in Lake Forest since 1991.  The gardens have been completely redone since 2002.  Their yard is wonderfully unique starting with the Empire Zozia grass, which is believed to originate in Brazil.  Nancy and Rob have well thought out gardens with a most beautiful look.  From the brick lined curb to the brick walkways, which lead through these gardens around the home through a lovely wrought iron arch, and to the warm and cozy lattice walled patio.  They have included in their garden various types of ivy and lilies some of which line their entryway.  You will find Popcorn trees surrounded by Indian Hawthorne, Crepe Myrtle, and Caladiums (red variegated and green variegated).  Also included in their gardens are Mimosa trees, Bridal wreath bushes, the large variety of elephant ears, hostas, ferns, heather, wondering jew, sago palms and blue lariope and other planting too numerous to name.  The Burke’s display truly shows their love for the outdoors coupled with a gardening flair.