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Sylvie’s Garden

A loving husband honours his wife’s memory by preserving the incredible garden they created together. Read the full story by Perry Mastrovito of Laval, Que., in the June/July issue of Our Canada magazine.

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Silver Falls

Silver Falls

“The stems of ‘Silver Falls’ (Dichondra argentea ‘Silver Falls’) create a stunning cascade from a hanging basket of red impatiens. The non-functional water pump over the small half-barrel filled with water is for decorative purposes only.”

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Burning Bush

Burning Bush

“The burning bush (euonymus alatus) in front of the barn covered with Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) turns a bright red in the fall, complimenting the coppery brown of the ivy.”

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Angels Trumpets

Angels Trumpets

“This view is looking towards the side porch where Michel and Sylvie liked to sit in the evening so they could enjoy the sweet perfume emanating from the yellow Angels Trumpets (Burgmansia suaveolens).”

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Petunias

Petunias

“Along the back wall of Sylvie’s garden, the striking deep blue of the petunias is softened by pale green foliage. The yellow Angels Trumpets (Burgmansia suaveolens) to the left was another one of Sylvies’s favourite plants. Honey suckle (Lonicera) thrives on the wooden arch in the foreground.”

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Ostrich Ferns

Ostrich Ferns

“The wooded area at the rear of the garden is planted with native ostrich ferns (Matteuccia struthiopteris), and brightened by white and red impatiens.”

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Garden Decor

Garden Decor

Beautiful photo by Perry Mastrovito who took this shot while researching gardens for his book, Private Gardens of Quebec.

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Pink

Pink

Pretty pink flower in Sylvie’s garden.

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Flower Pots

Flower Pots

Colourful flower pots in Sylvie’s garden located in Saint-Francois, Laval.

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Stone Path

Stone Path

Sylvie spent a lot of time and energy designing her garden.

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Garden Barn

Garden Barn

A weathered barn, said to be 100 years old.