By Kim Charles

Susan Marshall (mother) and Tessa Marshall-Denton (daughter) of Quebec, Canada savor the time spent in their character filled garden, despit their short growing season.

"Here's our Northern garden. We live in Val d'or, a gold mining town in Quebec, Canada in zone 2b. Growing in this climate is always a challenge because we can get a freeze at the end of June and another one at the end of August. Hence, our growing season can be very short, but the rewards of trying are well worth it! A lot of the terracing (note the gigantic stones) was already done when we moved in and we put in all the gardens (including the island garden). The love and care of the people who put in the terraces has inspired us to continue the stewardship of this beautiful property. Our favourite "garden room" is the sunken garden where we have dinner every evening. We love it's intimacy."

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