Green Triangle of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs (OAGC), and Portsmouth Councilman Gene Meadows awarded Portsmouth resident, Tammy Ishmael-Eizman with the Beautification Award on Thursday.
Outside of Ishmael-Eizman’s home is a beautiful sight to behold, adorned with fresh, flowers and plants that are steadily blooming. Ishmael-Eizman said she is very excited about receiving recognition from The Green Triangle of OAGC, and councilman Meadows.
“Tammy Ishmael-Eizman, nominated by the for the beautification of my yard, and I am excited about that,” Ishmael-Eizman said. “I love landscaping and yard work, and just being creative. I have evergreens to perennials to annials, and I also have tomatoes, a blueberry bush, and more.”
She said she has been active with gardening for the majority of her life.
“I have been doing this just about all of my life, but I have been here five years and all of the rocks and trim have just been things that I have collected. You can do a lot with a little bit of money,” Ishmael-Eizman said. “I would just like to say thank you OAGC and Shelby, my neighbor. I am really honored with the nomination.”
Meadows said Ishmael-Eizman’s property is exemplary of what beautification means.
“Things like this are very important to our community because to beautify our community, state, our country it all starts one place at a time,” Meadows said. “And by having it start in our neighborhoods, this is what revitalizes our neighborhoods, this is what makes our neighborhoods more beautiful. Things like this will help increase our home values, it will help bring people to the neighborhood where they realize that this where they take care of their houses, and that’s what we want. “
Much work is put into gardening that is not realized. Meadows said Ishmael-Eizman really deserves to Beautification Award.
“We want that to move into the neighborhood. We want people to take care of their houses and property, and we want them to look good,” Meadows said. “This is a perfect example of what to do. People don’t realize how much work this has taken, and how much work gardening is, and for her to accomplish this is a tremendous effort on her part, and I am so glad that they came together to give her this award because she truly deserves it.”
Shelby Powell, of Green Triangle, said they are please to give the award to Ishmael-Eizman.
“We are just very pleased to present this award on behalf of our Ohio A Green Triangle Club,” Powell said. “Tammy has been so outstanding on her creation here, that it deserves any recognition that it can get. So, we want to do that for her and she is pleased, and we are pleased that we were able to do it.”
Joyce Payton, of Green Triangle, said she is very impressed with Ishmael-Eizman’s work.
“Tammy has done a wonderful, wonderful job, and I am very impressed with everything that she has done,” Payton said. “I am so grateful that we could give this to her.”
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