Gardens of Peter and Carol G Lazar III
5875 Forsythia Ave.
Baton Rouge LA 70808
Pollard Estates Subdivision, located off Perkins Road
between College Drive and Kennilworth Parkway
Located in the heart of Baton Rouge, the Lazars have
transformed this 0.6-acre subdivision lot into a hidden treasure. They have
always shared a love of landscaping and flowers, and began gardening on a
larger scale about 15 years ago as their children entered adulthood. Retired since 2009, they are able to devote
more time to gardening, spoiling grandchildren, singing in the church choir
(including an occasional duet), and other interests. They are AHS members and very active as
executive board members of the Baton Rouge Daylily Society and members of the
Red Stick Hibiscus Society.
Carolís love of Hibiscus burgeoned with the discovery
of the many varieties and colors of this flower and the desire to include them
in her drawings. Peter soon joined her
in collecting and caring for them. Their
daylily collection blossomed in 2008 when Hurricane Gustav removed a large oak
tree in the front yard, changing the character from shady to full sun. The
gardens have about three hundred daylilies that accompany the fifty hibiscus
and other companion plants.
The back yard includes a large patio, grilling area
that overlooks the grandchildrenís play area, beds for both hibiscus and more daylilies,
a shade garden, and two mature live oak trees.