"Welcome to my Garden"
Nestled on the bank of Canada's "prettiest little town" is an eccentric garden with an even more eccentric gardener.
A blank canvas was purchased in 2007 with nothing but an old burnt out fire pit and rows of black walnut trees. The property runs along the Grand River so the backbones could not be beat. The challenge and delight started immediately upon moving in. Before there was furniture or indoor walls the garden was started. The reason for the move was that like most gardeners with an ever growing habit, no lets call it what it is, an addiction to flowers, I ran out of space.
Nothing is more exciting to me than a blank canvas. Being an artist by trade and garden enthusiast by heredity, an immediate plan was set into action. Hard landscaping, a deck and paths must immediately be placed. As well as several benches to line the property, which one day I swear I will eventually sit on. The shade areas needed Astilibe, Hosta, Heuchera, Ferns, Fleeceflowers and all the wonderful Ontario natives one could find.
The sun areas started with the moving of the preexisting garden with various perennials and a modest 34 daylilies to their new home. That is when the daylily bug really hit.
Fast forward to now the numbers are in the thousands with my own interest in backyard hybridizing and plant and seed purchases ever adding to the total. Space is again an issue. Not sure how that happened!