The Yard of the Month Award for September 2023 is presented to Bates Rolf Funeral Home by the Dogwood Garden Club. Staff members Louis “Buzzy” Terrell (Manager), Erica Martin, and Paula Cole were present to accept the award. The grounds are maintained by JTM Landscaping. Along the front of the building are multiple plantings of Adam’s Needles, Fountain Grasses, Hawthorn shrubs, Azalea bushes, and Monkey Grass. Along the front curb are two Poodled Yaupon trees which are growing amidst Yaupon shrub hedges. Several Variegated Crepe Myrtle Trees form the central anchor of the garden. Texas Gold Lantana provide a “pop” of yellow color. To finish the bed, varieties of Snapdragons, Vincas, Zinnias, and purple Salvia are interspersed among the other plantings to give lots of visual interest.