Residents from New York City excel in southern gardening

By Sydney Ashby

One of the first things one notices when passing by 1972 Evelyn are the gorgeous, multi-colored tulips that line the shrubbery in front of the house. After that there are an array of bushes, trees, flowers, and potted plants to enjoy. Evergreens by the steps welcome visitors to Libby and Jonathan Flynt’s house, where they have lived for a little more than one year. They have done an excellent job taking care of the holly, daffodil, iris, lady banks rose, and tiger lilies. And they have added potted basil, mint, chives, and rosemary on their steps. The yard is anchored by a magnolia tree, which is the perfect southern touch for a couple who moved from New York City. Libby says that they moved to Cooper-Young because, “We wanted a house with a lot of character and a neighborhood where we could be friends with our neighbors and walk to dinner.” That is why Cooper-Young is the ideal place to live, worship, work, and play. Libby agrees, stating that, “CY is the perfect spot for us!”