While Kudzu is the infamous “Vine that ate the South,” English Ivy is his nasty little brother. As the years tick by, Lakemoor Hills is suffering more and more from unchecked English Ivy growth on our beloved trees. This evergreen perennial vine can grow up to 90 feet with proper support. The vines smother and weigh down your tress. Oh and it is unsightly too.We encourage you to cut these vines to stop the growth and then maintain. It’s easy and rewarding work. Now is the time before spring foliage growth kicks in making some tree harder to access. I included a link from UT AG Extension for further info.
SPECIAL NOTE – DO NOT pull the vines from the tree. This will damage the bark creating other problems for the tree.
PERSONAL NOTE – I have been spending an hour here and there cutting even hiking into the woods around me cutting on other property. Simply cut at the bottom of the trunk separating the vine at the ground. I then pull the vine up from the ground leaving the vines on the tree alone. It takes a awhile for the vine to die on the tree…it eventually will and flake off. It’s tempting to pull even when dead but please don’t.
THE GRAF’S ARE MISSING THEIR BROWN AND WHITE DACHSHUND, NAMED MAX. He has been missing since 3:00 am this morning 12/18/20. Friendly, 12 lbs. Young. Back legs are bow legged. Call Ann’s phone: 865-254-4452. Their address is 3505 Bluff Point
Lakemoor is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Lights are being hung on the homes throughout our peninsula and our community tree is decorated.
The Beautification Committee’s secret panel of judges is excited to cruise the neighborhood selecting the properties they feel represent the Holiday Spirit in Lakemoor. Three Holiday Spirit Awards will be awarded (homes that have won within the last three years are ineligible). Judging will be Sunday & Monday Dec 13 & 14 so be sure your lights will be on. Results will be posted Tue Dec 15th and yards signs placed.
NEW this year….you too will be able to vote in our new award category…NEIGHBORS’ CHOICE AWARD. You will have three votes to cast for homes you feel display the spirit of Christmas in Lakemoor. The three homes receiving the most votes will have a festive lawn sign (shown below) placed in the front of their Christmas Palace. All residence are eligible to vote – you don’t have to be a member of the Lakemoor Homeowners Association. Also all Lakemoor homes are on the ballot. To vote you must have a Lakemoor address and a valid e-mail address. Voting opened Dec 7th and will close Sunday Dec 13th at midnight. This gives you all this week and weekend to tour the neighborhood enjoying the lights and determining your choices. To vote Click the link below.
Lastly, if you aren’t a member of the Lakemoor Homeowners Association we encourage you to join and help support the wonderful neighborhood events like this! (see link below on membership)
Bring the family Saturday Dec 5th – Decorating starts at 3:30pm decorations included. Lighting at 5pm. Mask required. Location – The Glimmering Tree at the corner of Montlake and Maloney at the church.
The Lakemoor Hills Garden Club has an answer for some of your exterior decorating decisions. They are again offering those beautiful Mailbox Toppers and Swags for your Front Door or Mailbox Post. They will even install them if you need assistance.
Attached is the order form which explains your order and pickup process. Also here is a picture including images of both the mailbox toppers & door charms.
All proceeds go to the LH Garden Club to help us enhance the neighborhood. Thanks for your support.
And then the night comes alive…With lights to dazzle…
And everything’s extraordinary…Nothing is left ordinary
These are the poetic words from our secret panel judging our Lakemoor Hills neighborhood for the Holiday Spirit Awards. Was it lights or the wine? We don’t know but we do know that Y’all have really come alive with Christmas Decorations. So alive that the 3 Holiday Spirit Awards presented every year has been increased to 4. And honorable mentions use to only get the small print in the FB post WE NOW HAVE SIGNS!
There are so many and all deserve a big HO HO HO for their holiday spirit. FYI – if someone wins they are ineligible for 3 years this allows us to recognize all efforts.
Holiday Spirit Awards (random order)
- Barbara Houchin 3704 Maloney
- Terry Kenner & Rex Goins 2301 Lakemoor
- Brad & Kinsey Taylor 3601 Bluff
- Forrest & Susie Orr 2025 W Velmetta
Honorable Mention (random order)
- Dennis & Laura Rexroad 2211 Manor
- Daniel & Kendel Levy 3523 Maloney
- Joseph & Kimberly Burger 3811 Maloney
- Toby Tumpson 3929 Maloney
- Barbara McCauley 3511 Riversedge Circle
Special Mention Creative Nature
- Ann & Dick Graf 3505 Bluff Point
Third Friday Happy Hour in the Park!
July 19th 5-7 pm
Come one – Come all to Circle Lake!
Last month we had a great turnout. Bring a neighbor and meet a few new ones!!
BYOB and BYO chair.
Bring an appetizer if you wish.
Tea and Lemonade provided.
THERE HERE!!! Remember those wonderful Caladiums offered by the Garden Club last year? These high quality (much much better than the box store) Caladiums are for sale by the Garden Club and you can’t beat the priceGreat plants for pots on a porch of a shady or partial shady location. The red ones do very well in sun, especially morning sun. The white and pink do best with some shade or morning sun.
Price: $5 each or 5 plants for $20.
- Simply pick them up at either Fran Thomforde’s home 3616 Circle Lake Ln. (Fran’s Cell 865-621-2418) or Suzan Bowman’s home 3717 Maloney Rd
- Order by email using the attached order form (see below link). Send to Fran’s email email@example.com
- Snail mail the order form (see below link) to Fran Thomforde’s 3616 Circle Lake Lane 37920 or drop an order form off at Fran or Suzan house or just show up, pick out your plants and pay.
We prefer that you come pick out your plants, but if you can’t there. Fran is kind enough to deliver