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Concord Village, MO. (KTVI) - Brown has been the theme for this summer.  Brown grass, brown leaves and brown plants.  The heat and the drought of this summer has made it tough to grow anything this year.

"The ground is like flour.  It is very dry", says backyard gardener Robert Lightfoot.

Battling the extremes of this year’s weather, Mr. Lightfoot has added a little color to a scorched neighborhood.  His lawnmower doesn't get much work because his yard is almost completely covered with pink and red petunias.

"I did this to make people happy.  I'm trying to pay the Lord back for all the good things he has done for me.  These are his flowers and I'm his gardener", says Lightfoot.

The flowers are his way to brighten the day for all those who pass by.  "I can make someone feel good and not say a word.  Just by looking at my colorful yard they feel better", says Lightfoot.

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