Lester and Gail Bruner of 1104 West Commerce Street are the owners and caretakers of the Yard of the Month for September as announced by the San Saba Garden Club. They have lived in San Saba for eleven years, having bought the "Sam Everett’s home" when they moved to San Saba for retirement. Gail says the house is sometimes referred to as the "Kuykendall House" also, by older folks who knew the Clay Kuykendall family from past days and that the house was built in 1928 by the Kuykendalls. She says the shrubs and trees around the home have been there a long time, and that she and Lester love their big open porch surrounded by plants and shrubs. Their first addition to the yard was an ironwork archway
that they placed out in the open grass east of the house. It was the focal point to begin their flower garden. That garden now grows with colorful Old Bush Roses, containers of Bougainvillea, Plumbago, Eperanzas, creeping Moss Rose, and Periwinkles. The birds love the feeders and birdbaths in the walkthrough garden. The Bruner’s yard on the west side also features ivy growing through stonework they added along with a water fountain surrounded by stone and plants.
Congratulations to Lester and Gail Bruner on a job well done!
The Garden Club commends all those who are trying to keep up with the watering during this difficult time of drought in our county. Thank goodness we can find some plants that actually like the heat!