This week was a doozy.
From the first couple of days volunteering at the Backus Conservation Area Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday take car in for oil change and while in Simcoe doing some shopping
to Thursday, a Red Hats outing that I helped organise; a home style luncheon at The Windmill Country Restaurant in a very pretty village of Mt. Pleasant .
then in the afternoon off to the quaint tiny village of Teeterville to visit a pioneer village.
|only 4 building , little church, log cabin, log smoke house and drive barn|
Back home by 3 pm. then a drive up to Kitchener to see my youngest granddaughter graduate from Secondary School in the evening . This event was held in the Circle of the Square concert hall..very elegant .
|Wonder what Brittany was thinking as she walked across the stage?|
|Keying in GPS|
Met up in the Shakespearean festival city of Stratford , then travelled thru picturesque farm country , tiny villages with beautiful heritage homes and architectural churches with spires piercing the grey sky and even tho it was occasionally pouring rain , it was a fun drive. Passing thru new to us places.......
On arrival to the garden we were given a 2 hour tour with the owner .
|Entry gates to Brian Folmer Botanical Garden|
|Rosanne , garbed for the rainy weather|
|Sherry and her golf umbrella|
Brian pointed out many unique features of this delightful garden with gently curved beds,
|Brian leading the way on a path overshadowing by a huge smoke bush|
|lovely spots to stop throughout the garden|
|This reed grass is already 6 feet high and will grow another 3 feet. Striking!|
This 30 acre garden was established 18 years ago .
Who knew there is a perennial snapdragon( so want that plant).
|this perennial snapdragon is about 25 inches tall|
|bright spots of colour even with the rain.|
Frog loved the weather, croaked his pleasure by the lily pond.
|Rosanne admiring a mauvy clematis alpina|
|Shade garden , hostas and ferns |
I would have loved to pause on this bench.
|Stewartia tree in flower.|
|Stately Maple , can you see the patio table and chairs underneath?|
This is a spectacular garden and even tho it wasn't the best weather would not have missed it.
Unfortunately because of the rain not the best photos but I had to share this wonderful place.
One of the other features besides guided garden tours offered ; a choice of catered lunch dishes , one of which we enjoyed, a mixed cold plate , drink of green tea and yummy dessert squares.
|Catered by Harleys Perc and Pub in Mildmay|
As busy as this week has been totally enjoyable...