Clinton Randle of Canton served in the U.S. Marines from 1970-1973. His pride in being a Marine and serving his country is what led to a beautiful yard filled with patriotism.

The Canton Tree Commission has announced its Yard of the Month for November as the home of Clinton and Marcia Randle.

The Randles front yard greets visitors with a beautiful bed of yellow garden mums, dianthus and red camellia sasanquas. This all surrounds an eagle with the Pledge of Allegiance written below on the base.

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To the right of this bed, an American flag can be seen hung on the left wall leading to the front door. It is not an ordinary flag, however. It is made up of flooring and slats of wood that Clinton Randle put together himself.

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On the side of the house beside the garage, a stone bed that Clinton Randle put down can be seen. The bed contains a savannah holly and a small veteran sign.

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The backyard contains a crape myrtle that was planted by Marcia Randle. It was given to the couple by the Canton Tree Commission.

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“It started as one little twig and has grown exponentially since,” Marcia Randle said.

“He was planted at our old house and we brought it with us. It’s red when it flowers.”

The backyard continues to be a work in progress as Clinton Randle works to clear out the trees. He plans to have a patio beside the grill, surrounded by palm trees.

“I’m also planning to have a retractable awning that will have blue and white stripes,” he said.

The Randles’ yard continues to grow, ensuring that the patriotism and beauty that won them November Yard of the Month will continue to be present for years to come.

The Canton Tree Commission and tree commissions across Georgia work to maintain the natural beauty of the state, encourage good landscaping practices, empower citizens to respect nature, outline problems regarding community maintenance and create events encouraging citizens to get involved with the beautification of their cities.

Ethan is a reporter covering the cities of Holly Springs & Canton. He also covers city governments and lifestyle. He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University.

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