Mistletoe Heights Yard of the Month

August 2013: 2400 Harrison Avenue

This month’s Yard of the Month belongs to Melanie and Flavious Smith of 2400 Harrison Avenue. The Smiths live at the triangle on the corner of Buck and Harrison in a distinguished home that was built around 1918 or before the city started keeping records. They moved to Mistletoe Heights in 2007 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Flavious comes from the oil business and Melanie is a retired interior designer. This time of year you will find beautiful periwinkle flowers, begonias, knockout roses, and lantanas in their front beds. Melanie is an active member of the Fort Worth Gardening Club. She gardens because she loves the anticipation of waiting for flowers to spring out in full bloom. The main challenge she faces in keeping healthy yard is, of course, water. Next time you’re walking through our beautiful neighborhood be sure to stop and tell the Smiths hello and congratulations.

- William Ritter