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On Tuesday, June 24th, a small group from the Shelburne County Garden Club finished off the planting at the Alma Chetwynd Garden until the fall.
Greg, Brenda, Don, Kay, Sandy and Marilyn weeded and watered all the flower beds, as well as the rhododendron and the crab apple tree.
Two red 'Dortmund' roses were planted on the outside of the arbour and 2 Clematis were planted on the inside.
Fortunately, we had a good rain on Thursday, which helps with the watering until everything gets established.
Anna Smith has been part of Shelburne County's self-guided garden tours for a number of years. Anna was the NSAGC's Outstanding Gardener on the South Shore for 2009. She has transformed a wilderness area into a place of peace and beauty for all to enjoy.
Goldfish reside in her lovely pond, overseen by the only kind of deer gardeners want to see in their garden.
Iris Germanica can be found tucked here and there throughout her property and a Giant Fleeceflower ( Persicaria polymorpha ) makes a bold statement.
A beautiful clump of Jack-in-the-pulpit was tucked away by the pond, and wisteria brightened another corner.
An early yellow daylily conplemented a dark blue Siberian iris, while butterflies hovered around the large rhododendrons.
Clematis can be found in many locations, sometimes even way up in the trees.
Rhododendrons and azaleas add bright touches of colour
From the back of the property to the huge hostas near the shed, there are many delightful surprises to discover.
Plan a visit to Anna's this summer. There is an ever changing vista as the seasons change. Her address is 1 Big Rock Road, in Shelburne, and she is open daily from June 1st to September 30th.
At the NSAGC conference last weekend, Marilyn Johnston of the Shelburne County Garden Club was publicly recognized as our "Outstanding Member of the Year". Marilyn received this award for her hard work, leadership and dedication to her club and gardening.
( Marilyn is on the far right)
So, as a result, this past week, we followed the pathway, decorated with handmade stepping stones, into Marilyn's garden, to see what was flowering for her during these late spring days.
The property she shares with her husband Doug, is along the Roseway River, and being quite sheltered, the Iris Germanica were in full bloom
A Guardian Angel oversees the garden
There are little shaded woodland corners where the moccasin orchids and ferns can flourish
Aquilegia was in full bloom, spread over large areas, since she has been gardening here for 22 years.
A Saucer Magnolia and a rhododendron add a touch of pink.
An overview of the lower garden, with a large Japaneses Maple in the background.
Azaleas, rhododendrons and hostas in abundance. A "Florence Parks" rhododendron, situated behind the hosta on the right, is advertised to be one of the most cold-hardy darker purple rhododendrons.
The darker red Rhododendrom portrayed here is "Francesca"
Looking up towards the house from the lower garden, you can see the lovely handmade bench where she and Doug can rest and look over their gardens, as they change through the seasons.