Kouri Creates Home Yard Design

Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog. Today we’re treated to see a yard design that is years in the making.

Greg and Jill Kouri of Yankton have created a yard to enhance their historic registry Craftsman style home. The yard was one of six featured in a 2017 lawn and garden tour sponsored by Missouri Valley Master Gardeners.

One of the big projects that took years to complete is their rock-faced pillars around the perimeter of the yard. Greg practiced his masonry skills on the stones and stacked ‘Eden Stone,’ similar to limestone near this front entrance and a low wall in front foundation beds.

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While they don’t call themselves gardeners, they use lots of colorful annuals and perennial vines to highlight areas of the yard. Window boxes decorate the two-story house.

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Lots of planning resulted in the redwood fence, stone pillars and rusted steel trellis that display clematis in a way compatible to the Craftsman style. Kouris have a collection of clematis vines on trellises along their fence that bloom much of the summer.

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This built-in bed along their alley with colorful plantings shows their efforts on both sides of thier boundary fences.

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Their yard is used for their family’s many interests. An out- of- the- way spot to relax in the evening is an example.

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Kouris’ side yard walk and entrance to the back yard is an inviting pathway. See the story about their projects that first appeared in the Yankton Press & Dakotan newspaper at this link:

http://www.yankton.net/river_city/article_37d1af08-aa47-11e7-a8ca-37baf2a48e78.html

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