Evans’ Acre

Evan’s Acre, a one acre garden, is the perfect place for family, friends and pets to relax, play, and garden.  Raised beds make it easy to plant and pick a summer of edibles.  Recycled art pieces dot the beds and borders of both sun and shady plants.

Homeowners:     Debbie Griste-Evans  

Address:Sunny Meadows Rd.

Garden Age:  8  years

Neighborhood:  Bartlett


  • Trees:  Gingko, Magnolia, River Birch, Maple, Osage Orange, Chaste Tree, Crepe Myrtle, Pine, Fig, Sycamore, Red oak, Catalpa, Fringe Tree, Apple, Pear, Bald Cypress, Sweet Gum, Choc. Mimosa, Eastern Red Cedar, Cherry, Possum haw, Paw Paw, Buckeye, Shagbark Hickory, Sumac
  • Shrubs: Azalea, Hydrangea, Holly, Forsythia
  • Vines: Clematis, Trumpet vine
  • Other: tomatoes, vegetables, day lilies, daffodils, anuuals

Garden Philosophy:  Our garden is a quirky creation that is done on a budget. Grandkids, kids dogs, urban wildlife,         friends and family are all able to enjoy our wonderful acre lot. Pass-along plants and garden art come with stories of people and places where they originated. I often think that I am nurturing my garden, but of course it’s my garden that is really nurturing me.


Favorite Garden Tip :  Do a little in the yard every day and keep a garden journal.

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