Great Gardens: The Country Garden

Greg Zoromski, the man behind a Great Garden outside of Hatley hasn't kept track of how many plants he's put in it to make it great. In fact, he doesn't even want you to ask the question.

But he says he knows his love of working in the yard come from being raised on the farm.

The Zoromski farm has evolved over three generations from working to hobby, with a few animals here and there. The beds one side of the property are decorated with oversized lawn ornements that pay tribute to that agricultural history.

"As you drive through the country, you see old pieces of machinery left to rest in their final days along the fence line. So we thought they'd be a perfect place to put those," says Greg.

This Great Garden all got started about 7-or-8 years ago, when Greg's elderly dad still lived on the farm. He actually needed someone to watch over him, but the family didn't want to make it look too obvious and also worked in the yard while they were there.

Greg says his dad liked what they were doing in in the garden, except for moving in big stones for landscaping. After all, he had worked hard to move those boulders out of his fields many years before.

While the big rocks are most likely not going to move any time soon, the plants are a constant work in progress. Greg says they have been from the start, ""we dig up a few and plant there here and there we saw what grew good here and what grew good there."


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