Whenever I travel, I try to take a few good walks. It’s the best way to see how people live – and of course, for a gardener, what they are growing. First, though, here’s a gratuitous shot of the Richelieu river that flows by the town of Mont St Hilaire – just because it looked so beautiful that morning. If you’re wondering what I’m doing here, check out my previous post.
On to the plantings. Someone limbed up this immense tree, so now it looks like a giant lollipop next to the house. What a shame. Something as old as this deserves our respect.
I liked how this house, while pink, was comfortably nestled in the woods, and looked like it belonged there. I also like the natural plantings instead of a lawn.
Another house, made more charming by the forget-me-nots growing with the trees.
The lilacs are done here in RI, but they were peaking in Quebec, and the scent was wonderful.
They had recently built new sidewalks, but a squirrel had managed to make its mark. Right on, my rodent friend. Immortality is yours.