A committee from the Magnolia Garden Club selected the Garden of the Month and Civic Pride Award of Merit for the month of May. The garden of Irene Fusilier received the Garden of the Month honor, and the LSU AgCenter, received the Award of Merit. Two dark green holly plants accent the front door of the Fusilier home. A circular bed in the front features a fountain with a garden figure in the center in the shadow of a red knock out rose bush. Surrounding these are gerbera daisies, periwinkles, chrysanthemums, agapanthus, purple asters and shrimp plants, and liriope completes the border. A bed along the driveway features yellow roses, a sago palm, blackeyed susans, fringe plant, azalea, lantana, calla lilies, Easter lilies, cast iron plants, gladiolus, asparagus and holly ferns, and English ivy creeping over the edge of the bed. A collection of many kinds of bird houses and several ornaments enhance the beautiful garden setting. The EVFC Memorial Garden is located at the LSU AgCenter. This garden features knockout roses, a Chinese fringe plant, nandinas, irises and several kinds of daylilies under the shade of three crepe myrtle trees in full bloom. This garden was planted in memory of deceased EVFC members. The Magnolia Garden Club congratulates the many citizens of Ville Platte who have planted flowers and improved their yards and business places. Each month it is hard to choose just one winner for the yard of the month and the award of merit. Ville Platte is looking better with all of this effort!