Quail Valley Yard of the Month belongs to Dave and Sandy Thorsen of 2830 Spyglass. You don’t need to drive to Galveston to see tree sculptures anymore. The Thorsen’s garden features fabulous bird sculptures of cranes and a pelican as well as Impatiens, Coleus, Hibiscus and Caladiums.
The Thorsens moved from one area of Quail Valley and rehabbed a home that had two oak trees growing too close to the foundation; hence, the bird sculptures by James D. Phillips of Inshore Sculpture.
Phillips created the Galveston sculptures after the storm surge killed so many trees after Ike. While rehabbing a neglected property takes time (especially the garden during a drought), you’ll see numerous improvements to the corner lot at La Quinta and Spyglass.
Receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Quail Valley Garden Club as well as a flat of flowers and garden consultation from The Garden Guy, Todd Farber, you can get a preview of the garden at www.traction.typepad.com/qvgc/yard-of-the-month.html.