Each month the yards in our subdivision are judged. If the resident of the one that is considered to have the best display has not won the award within the last two years, is in good standing with the Association and agrees to accept the accolade, it is designated as the Yard-of-the-Month. A sign is placed in that yard throughout the duration of the month, a photograph and write-up are posted here on this web site and the winners are mentioned in our monthly newsletter.
January Winner - Amanda Applegath of 22530 Bucktrout
Amanda has lived in the Settlement for 34 years and has two grown daughters and one grandchild. Amanda is retired allowing her to indulge her hobby of quilting. Her favorite likes about the Settlement are it quietness, its well-maintained yards and the abundance of loving caring neighbors that exist throughout the neighborhood.
Her well maintained yard starts at the street with two large potted foxtail ferns that accent each side of the walkway followed by a live oak and water oak that offer her amble shade during the summer months. The curved flower beds bordering her home contain well-trimmed boxwoods accented with red crescent roses to their rear and both dianthis and pansies in the front. Completing her beds are a holly tree surrounded with bottle brushes on the west side and a Japanese yew and Indian hawthorns on the east.
We thank Amanda for her continued years of adding such beauty to Williamsburg Settlement. Congratulations Mrs. Applegath on winning our first yard of the month for 2019.
February Winner - Dan and Ann Teeters of 22318 N. Rebecca Burwell
The Teeters have lived in the Settlement for 39 years raising two daughters Amy and Ashley, who together have given them four grandchildren, Julianna and Jake, Will and Matt.
Dan and Ann, who enjoy singing in the choir for their church on Sundays, are both retired. Dan also enjoys singing with a few other groups from their church while Ann enjoys spending her free time reading.
Their yard is neatly landscaped with stacked stones accenting the trees and flowerbeds. The beds to the left consist of loropetalums, foxtails, dianellas, and dwarf bottlebrush plants, knockout roses, red drift roses and ground mound juniper. To the right are loropetalums, foxtails, and dianellas. Along with a pine and oak there is a bottlebrush tree accented by red drift roses. Dan and Ann have added a beautiful flagstone and pea gravel walkway that flows along the left bed from the sidewalk to the driveway.
When asked why they've enjoyed living in the Settlement all these years Ann was quick to say "It has always been "Our Little Oasis from the busy world."
Congratulations Dan and Ann Teeter for being awarded Yard of the Month for February. We thank you both for adding such beauty to our neighborhood for so many years.
March Winner - Karen and Steve Word of 22323 Prince George Street
The Words have lived in the Settlement since 1981 as they were one of the first to move to Prince George. In those 40 years they have raised three children, Kelly, Ashley, and Travis. While Kelly and Travis still live in the Katy area, Ashley and her family live in Connecticut with their three sons, Jacob, Noah, and Preston.
Steve operates his own printing and promotional products business and is starting to think about considering retirement. In their free time they both enjoy walking, exercising, working in their yard, cooking and barbecuing as well as spending many relaxing hours in their gorgeous backyard.
The Word's yard begins with 3 original pine trees surrounded with flagstone edging. Along the front of their home are flower beds edged with the same flagstones and containing a variety of plants such as ginger, boxwood's, purple azaleas, red drift roses, dwarf bottle-brushes, pentas, Japanese aralia, sweet viburnum, and diamond delight euphorbias. With the addition of their new landscape lighting this year they are both anxious to add new plants in the spring that will be highlighted by these lamps and make their yard even more attractive.
Karen and Steve say the Settlement has always been a nice quiet neighborhood in which to raise kids. They've enjoyed watching the area grow and expand over the last 40 years. While neither is happy with the extra traffic that comes with it, they truly love all the new amenities that now exist and look forward to what may be coming in the near future.
Congratulations Karen and Steve Word for receiving the Yard of the Month for March 2019. For all your years of dedication in bringing continued beauty to the Settlement we say Thank You!