On Mother's Day, we enjoyed a private 35 acre garden in the village of Marcellus. A few times each year, the Hanford family graciously open their gardens to the public with proceeds going to benefit a local non-profit agency. This was the first time we attended, and we were so pleased to see all the families enjoying the gardens and having picnics on the grounds. It did rain a little, but it was welcome as it cooled us off.
The 1990's began with their first true garden project, a planting done on Mother's Day to disguise a new leach field. Gold Flame Spirea, a few cotoneasters, a lot of shoveling, and presto, a pile of dirt turned into a garden of sorts. Father's Day brought the happy addition of their first Japanese Maple, and then they were off and running. They told us that the gardens will remain confined to their 35 acres and they will continue to rearrange plants, refine and add to their hardscapes.
That evening, we all enjoyed grilled kabobs on the deck. It could not have been a nicer Mother's Day. I am very blessed to have a wonderful family.
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