Garden Tour - September 21, 2021

7:00pm - Virtually hosted via Zoom 

Please join us as we virtually tour 2 local gardens:

Bio: Christine Gilhuly
Christine became a keen gardener when she and her husband purchased their first home. She considers herself a very practical and down-to-earth gardener with a broad knowledge of horticulture. Christine has been a member of the Kitchener Master Gardeners since January 2007, and enjoys helping people learn more about gardening. She gives gardening talks locally and offers gardening advice at events such as Canada Blooms. She has a special interest in starting seeds and starts hundreds of seedlings every year.

About Christine’s Garden:

Christine moved into this home in 2004, and has since built on the established garden planted by Mary Ann Gilhuly. It is a diverse collection of perennial plants, with some unusual plants, including a Rock Elm, hardy fig and hardy cyclamen. There is a large vegetable garden in the back, raised vegetable gardens growing right on the driveway and the pond in the back draws a lot of wildlife. The plants that are growing in the garden are all very tough and self-sufficient. Only the vegetables and new plants are watered, the only fertilizing that is done is composted manure every 3-4 years as a mulch, and no plants get winter protection.

Bio: PJ Gagne

Growing up in a large family and being made to weed and harvest peas, beans and raspberries, P.J. tasted freedom by getting married, moving to Kitchener and refusing to do more than cut the grass. When she started gardening about 35 years ago she spent a lot of money killing hostas and clematis and still mowed the lawn. Bit by bit the lawns grew smaller and the flower beds got bigger. Fast forward to 2021 and she now has about 450 different plants in her gardens and she continues to add more with no idea of where they'll fit.

About PJ’s Garden:

This garden tour is going to be slightly different. Tired of a boring front yard and weeds encroaching from the neighbours, she decided to hire a designer to come up with a plan, source the plants and do all the installation work. The new gardens will hopefully provide 3 seasons of interest and has the added bonus of less lawn to mow. Her gardening style is called The Mullet: Business in the Front, Party in the back.

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