Rusty Rae / News-Register ## Julian, 3, helps his parents Jonathan and Melissa Martinez with their flowers and other plants. Pool and fall te are celebrated this month at the McMinnville Garden Club.
Rusty Rae / News-Register ## Marigolds add color to some of the Jonathan Martinez rose bushes. It started with roses with many small flowers, then replaced with larger, more beautiful flowering shrubs.
Rusty Rae / News-Register ## Colorful Coy spins in a pond. Martinez built the pond himself when he left.
Bees, fish and flowers grow in the lush courtyard of the Martinez family
Bees love to visit Jonathan and Melissa Martinez, 480 SW Russ Court, McMinnville compound.
You can sow roses, marigolds, daisies, and other flowers by collecting nectar or growing them on a bush and a tulip tree. In warmer climates, you can rely on a cold drink from a pond.
The couple and their son, Julian, will be on October 4, watching the bees and fish. And listen to them with your music.
“I have always loved the sound of the river and the ocean. It’s very relaxing, ”said Jonathan.
His passion for running water came into his house five years ago, and soon he built the pond himself.
He was 20 years old and had no experience creating ponds, but he worked hard, digging the well and inserting the line, laying stones to make the water teapot and finally adding two heron sculptures and leaves around the edge.
It is now part of Jonathan’s favorite backyard.
The water is home to about 15 small cows and two large blacks, a gift from a neighbor who helped Jonathan in the pond.
“They like to see it,” he said. They swim as we approach. They knew it was lunchtime. ”
The pond, the flowers, and the flowering trees contributed to the Martinville Garden Club for Martinez’s August Yard.
From May to September, the club selects one particularly beautiful site for its glory. A sign in the couple’s yard announces that they are looking at passersby.
Sharing his glory with Jonathan is his youngest son and his wife. Melissa works for BCT Dental Equipment Company, and helps with gardening. When Jonathan returned home from work with the Memo yard maintenance company, he built most of the garden.
As soon as he finished high school, he joined the company. He spends his days harvesting, fertilizing, removing weeds, and cutting down clients, primarily in McMinnville, Daton, Dandi, Newberg, Amitty, and Carlton to a few.
“We make people’s lawns look good,” he said.
It has been a challenge for gardeners this summer, due to heat and water shortages. Yards in Deton and Dandi, where water restrictions are in place, suffered.
Martinez’s home garden, on the other hand, has withstood the heat, says Jonathan.
In addition to building the pond, Jonathan laid the concrete courtyard and porch.
He planted a variety of small flowers and planted roses. Unsatisfied, he pulled out a few, but very large, and flowering shrubs in five different colors. The flowers also smell good, he said.
He planted many petunia along the other side of the street, along with other annual and annual festivals. It grows more and more around the house.
Petunia says they are now too old to be replaced by Marigolds. Orange and yellow flowers last until fall.
“Good for Halloween,” he said.
Its stakes are on display in the spring. He planted it two or three years ago and enjoyed “the big white flowers.”
He also enjoys the tulip tree. The tree, near the pond, is the first to bloom in the yard. It was covered with flowers before the leaves came out, and he said, “It looks really good.”
Jonathan said he always loved flowers. He always enjoys being outdoors, and he makes the garden a good pastime.
He moved from McMilville to Mexico at the age of 14 and began to help his family grow.
“Working outside is in my blood,” he said.
What he doesn’t like is “the same old, the same old.” He moves things around the garden from time to time, pulling out plants and bringing in others.
“If he stays there, it will be boring,” he said.
He called himself a “beautiful man.” He said, “I like to do things my way,” and he wanted things to look right.
Last year he grew vegetables and flowers. He decided not to plant a garden this year, but Mother Nature had other plans.
“We have some volunteer watermelon plants, about 10 have now arrived,” he said. “The grapes are ruined with some of my marigolds.”
He is not sure what the watermelon will look like when it is ripe. They have external bodies.
“Volunteers wanted pumpkins,” he said.
Jonathan has a lot to offer in the way of making changes in the garden. Julian, who loves to work abroad, enjoys digging and planting.
“Sometimes the wrong plant will take root,” said his father. “does not matter.”
Starla Pointer has been writing the weekly “Stop by” column since 1996. She always wants suggestions. Contact her at 503-687-1263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.