Flowers

Flowers

Colour and creatures lead to whimsical setting

Dave and Lyn Sturgeon are the recipients of an award in the ‘Whimsical’ category. Their home adds a distinct color and warmth to 4th Avenue.

  • Aug. 10, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Dave and Lyn Sturgeon are the recipients of an award in the ‘Whimsical’ category. Their home adds a distinct color and warmth to 4th Avenue.

This isn’t the Sturgeon’s first win. They took home the prize for best new garden last year. “It’s something we love doing and the recognition is nice, though we would plant just as much regardless of the competition.”

The couple moved to Trail 10 years ago, and have been busy adding to their home ever since.

Both Dave and Lyn are talented artists, and love to create everything from welcome signs to airbrush paintings. The addition of a massive art studio, nestled atop an existing garage, is the perfect sanctuary for the two to work.

The flowers are what really make the yard a gem. This year they decided to add collections of fairies and gnomes around the garden, which has become the theme of the yard.

Many of the colourful flower beds, which encircle the entire property, make a perfect dwelling for the fairies and gnomes who are scattered throughout.

The Sturgeon’s are big supporters of what the Communities in Bloom organization do for Trail, and say that it’s great to see everyone so involved.

“It’s wonderful for the community, a real plus.”

The pair says they will continue gardening for as long as they can. “We’ll probably keep on planting until there is no room left,” joked Dave.