Saturday, July 2, 2005

les Jardins de Métis, QC

July 2-3, 2005
Peonies welcomed visitors to the Villa Estevan
2005 Events of the Society
Peony Display at les Jardins de Métis, QC

Patricia Gallant, head gardener at the Reford Gardens, joins Mme Lapointe after her interesting talk.  Mme Lapointe holds one of her earliest peonies – ‘Le Printemps’ – on July 3rd!
Christine works her magic to make each bloom look beautiful!
Freda  Godby (Ottawa, ON) helps with the set-up

Director of the Reford Gardens, Alexander Reford, and Mary Pratte, CPS President with ‘Festiva Maxima’ from his private garden. 

Yvan Maltais holding a painting he donated as a door prize, along with the happy winner!
The tables were filled with flowers, and set off by the stunning photographs of Louise Tanguay on exhibit in the exhibition hall

 Peonies grace both the inside and the outside of the Villa Estevan.  On the porch, attached to curtains, and even on the brunch table. 

One woman was inspired to draw what she saw…
The unusual flowers of ‘Green Lotus’ (herbaceous)

Flowers dried in silica gel on display with some of Mrs Reford’s garden journals, circa 1936.

 Interesting peonies in bloom in the gardens in early July, some identified, others not yet…

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