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Owasson residents Jay and Linda Vance have dedicated a good part of the last 20 years to beautifying their landscape, particularly the front yard, which showcases a wide range of plants and flowers for onlookers to admire. ART HADDAWAY/Owasso Reporter

The Owasso Garden Club has awarded the June Yard of the Month to Jay and Lina Vance.

The couple resides in The Meadows neighborhood on N. 147th E. Ave. off of 76th Street, where they have lived since June 1979.

Jay and Lina have dedicated a good part of the last 20 years to beautifying their landscape, particularly the front yard, which showcases a wide range of plants and flowers for passersby to admire (see PHOTO gallery).

Their work has gone into nurturing begonias, hydrangeas, petunias, coral bells, ferns, hostas, day lilies, lantanas, salvias and liatras, among several others.

“It’s just a hodgepodge of things that we’ve just put together in the last 20 years,” Lina said. “It’s a lot of work but we enjoy it; it’s really almost like therapy.”

Jay added, “The finished product tells the tale. It’s something we like to do and occupies our time, and creates something that not only we can enjoy but other people can enjoy.”

Art is a seasoned reporter of over 15 years with an extended background in writing and editing for a variety of publications and organizations.