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The original item was published from 7/27/2022 4:15:00 PM to 7/27/2022 4:19:41 PM.
Posted on: July 27, 2022
[ARCHIVED] City Announces Biennial Beautification Contest Winners
BEST CURB APPEAL
Sarah Trueman Fuehne, 340 New Salem Drive
As you drive up to Sarah Trueman Fuehne’s house, you will feel very welcomed by the huge trees providing shade, along with the two front gardens that pop with color. Her beds hold brightly colored annuals and perennials, along with some charming artistic additions. The front walkway is lined with variegated hosta in front, with a beautiful row of shrubs behind that add a charming layered effect.
BEST USE OF SMALL SPACE
Cindy Trout, 11955 Randy Drive
It takes a lot of work and creativity to turn a patio into a fun outdoor space, but that is exactly what Cindy Trout has done. From a metal arbor to fun artwork all over the wooden shed, she has added some special touches to her patio garden that would make anyone want to gather there and enjoy some peaceful time outdoors. Her blend of perennials and colorful annuals make her small backyard space truly inviting.
BEST COMMON AREA
West Park Retail, 12609-12643 Olive Boulevard
Whether dining on a restaurant patio or just driving along Olive Boulevard, you will definitely notice the cheery colors in all the planting areas of West Park Retail. The containers are full of plants offering both color and texture. The beds on Olive and in front of the retail space are not only creatively planted, but also very well maintained. West Park Retail definitely deserves some kudos for their common spaces.
BEST USE OF NATIVES
Belle Coeur Bird Sanctuary, Chasselle Lane
A small group of residents took a look at Belle Coeur’s Bird Sanctuary two years ago and agreed it didn’t have much to attract birds. The group, headed by Erin Chien, tore out all of the bush honeysuckle and burning bush (two Missouri invasive species) and replaced them with nothing but native shrubs and perennials. As these shrubs mature, they will offer greater sanctuary for Missouri birds and pollinators.