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Yard of the Week

Peter Treff has lived at 153 Bay Road in Clayton for six years and has built his garden and grounds from “scratch”.

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The property is 4 acres and includes self made walking trails throughout.  Over the years he’s added trees including blue spruce, maples, northern catalpa, and ivory silk lilac.

Peter’s sister got him started on his perennial beds with transplants from her garden in Killarney, Ontario.  Flowers in the oval beds and rock garden include lilies, sweet peas, bee balm, clematis, hostas and his personal favorite, catmint.

He’s built a stone wall which surrounds a pergola and the driveway.  There are many feeders on the property that attract hummingbirds, blue jays, robins, woodpeckers and a few cardinals.

The hummingbirds and butterflies are especially attracted to the bee balm, sweet pea and butterfly weed!  Pete wisely uses mulch to conserve water and a composter to feed the garden beds.

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