The View November 2014

Marcia and Jerry Rose
10024 Deercreek Club Road

For its imposing vistas front and back on two-thirds of an acre, the award of the 2014 Deercreek View goes to the home of Marcia and Jerry Rose, 10024 Deercreek Club Road. The first impression is of stately oak trees framing the front yard and shading liriope, holly ferns, caladium, and society garlic. The pavered circular drive and pathway invite visitors to a welcoming front entry with a garden bench and classic black urns filled with the fall colors of crotons, chrysanthemums and asparagus ferns. Just beyond, twin ligustrum trees are bordered with plantings of camilia sasanqua, jasmine, variegated liriope, blue daze evovulus, and loropetalum. To the side and front of the garage are a very healthy robellini palm and crepe myrtle under planted with more society garlic, plumbago, allamanda, and yellow lantana. Massive philodendrons stand guard at the left of the home.

Turn the corner and the "Meditation Garden" comes into view. A meandering path features trees such as lemon, bottle bush, wax myrtle, queen palms, Canary Island date palms, and photinia. The garden is filled with azaleas, ligustrum, African iris, ferns, asian jasmine, and more liriope. There is even a swing for two.

In the back yard by the pool and rear of the house are Mexican petunia, more allamanda and plumbago, pink muhly grass, yellow canna, and gardenia. A separate patio with its own fireplace and a magnificent view of the eighteenth green is set among Magnolia, crepe myrtle and pine trees. Abundant azaleas, caladiums, ferns, liriope, holly, hydrangeas, and grasses add further texture and color to the naturalized setting. All in all, the landscape of this home is peaceful, private, and spectacular.