PHS MYSTERY TOUR 2018

Always a fun evening and this year did not dissappoint. We gathered at the fairgrounds and car pooling was quickly arranged. We followed the leader who was the only one who knew where we were going. About 20 minutes later we pulled up and the sign "Burford Tree Farm" was our first & only clue! We were greeted by 2 of the staff who guided us and explained the function of the farm. It is about 106 acres and is a source of trees and shrubs for the Grand River Conservation Authority. They grow about 60,000 trees and shrubs per year; a lot of them are from seed. About 60,000 species are native to the Grand River watershed. After the tour we headed back to Edith and Joe Stones's garden to enjoy the rest of the evening and refreshments. Many thanks to Edith for organizing the evening and allowing us to enjoy our refreshments in their garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PHS Excursion 2018

About 20 members of PHS met at the home of Brian & Jeannette Berenz in Cambridge. Brian & Jeannette discovered this beautiful 3 acre property 20 years ago and set about enhancing it. The process began with building their home and followed by a large pond. The many sweeping garden beds were soon prepared and filled with trees including Eastern Red Bud, flowering shrubs and perennials. It is the sweeping beds of day lilies, hosta, phlox and echinacea that give the scene serenity. Window boxes full of pink petunias give season long colour.

Chairs strategically placed on the back deck are the perfect spot to enjoy either the sunrise or the sunset and the many varieties of visitors such as the large varieties of birds, the turtles and frogs in the pond.

The evening ended with refreshments on the deck and lots of chatter with like minded people. Our thanks to the Berenz's for welcoming us and for the cookies, to Pat Hasler Watts for organizing the excursion and to Edith Stone for suppling our refreshments.


 

1. (below) Large sweeps of colour with echinacia, phlox and lillies.

 

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2. A closer spot to view the wildlife in and around the pond.

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4. Some members enjoying the garden.

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5.  Members enjoying the beautiufl evening.

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6. Nancy & Anne enjoying the evening sun.

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7.Our hosts surrounded by members and guests of the Paris Horticultural Society. It was a delightful evening.

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8. Patches & Puddles, such well behaved Australian Labr-Doodles but not too interested in  our garden questions.

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