Theresa Damron

Doertings are stewards of nature

The Garden Club of Frankfort has chosen the home of Doug and Rosie Doerting as Frankfort’s House of the Month. Homes are chosen based on outstanding landscape design. The Doertings purchased their home on Ridge Road in the Thistleton subdivision in the summer of 2016. They were both fortunate to have grown up in homes with green space and flower gardens that instilled in them a lifelong love of gardening. Many of the flowers that grow in their garden come from their childhood homes. Rosie joined The Garden Club of Frankfort in 2017 as a means to continue to...

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Native trees stand tall over Butler home

The Garden Club of Frankfort has chosen the home of Fonda and Rendall Butler as Frankfort’s House of the Month. Homes are chosen based on outstanding landscape design. The Butler home is in the Bon Air Hills subdivision and is the epitome of creative landscape design. The couple moved into their home in June of 1986. Built in 1977, the house had two previous owners. The most irresistible feature for the Butlers’ home is the abundance of native trees that grace the property. The house sits on a lot that serves as a drainage conduit for much of the subdivision, with two conduits...

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Journey home: Blakemans return to Frankfort, settle in Tanglewood

The Garden Club of Frankfort has chosen the home of David and Eleanor Blakeman as Frankfort’s House of the Month. Homes are chosen based on outstanding landscape design. The journey back to Frankfort and this beautiful home was a long one. Both were born and raised in Frankfort. They attended Elkhorn High School and met in the Beta Club. In 1963, they married, and their careers took them away from their hometown for 46 years. A high school reunion brought them back to Frankfort in 2009 and with some free time before heading for the airport, they went for...

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Wiggins home an inviting, special place

The Garden Club of Frankfort has chosen the home of Sally and Craig Wiggins as Frankfort’s House of the Month. Homes are chosen based on outstanding landscape design. At first glimpse, the Wiggins house appears to have been nestled among its trees and creek for many years, but the house, located in the Armstrong Crossing subdivision, was built only 10 years ago in 2010. Sally and Craig lived in the Tanglewood subdivision for many years and loved their home and the area and had no plans to move. This all changed when their daughter and son-in-law, Meg and J.D....

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Gardening tradition: Luallen house chosen as The Garden Club of Frankfort’s House of the Month

The Garden Club of Frankfort has chosen the home of Crit and Lynn Luallen as Frankfort’s House of the Month. Homes are chosen based on outstanding landscape design. Driving through the stone pillars and up the driveway to the Luallen house on the outskirts of Frankfort, one immediately gets a sense of history.  The land was settled by Crit’s ancestors in 1783. Crit grew up as Crit Blackburn with five older brothers and has lived in the house all of her life. The surrounding farmland is owned jointly with her brothers. Two of the brothers and a nephew also...

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