Sunday, June 14, 2009
The Secret Lupine Garden
Along the foreshore at the south end of the village are the hospital, the heli-pad, the meadow, a scrubby area, the Kohan Reflection Garden and then Centennial Park and its campground. Tucked into the scrubby area behind the wall of wild rose bushes, where no one ever goes, is the most amazing secret wildflower garden. Lupines bloom at this time of year on roadsides all over our area, but the Secret Lupine Garden is exceptional for the density of flowers, the lakefront location and the sheer range of colours. No one knows whether they were sown by a local Miss Rumphius or not. Old-timers say they've been growing for fifty years at least.