In the late 1950’s my granny’s sisters family would visit us on the farm in Blackburn. Back then we were way out in the boonies so visits were infrequent. I was about 8 or 9 and my cousins the Gravelle’s and Kaluski’s were the same age, some a bit older. These ‘city slickers’ would be shown the chickens and cows that granny looked after, maybe gather a few eggs or do some milking. A tractor ride down the fields was a must with each taking a turn driving if they were brave enough, age had little to do with it. The adults would catch up on news and we kids would play in the barn or climb some of the huge willow trees we had. It seems so long ago and I guess it is, over 50 years.
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About our blog
There a several reasons to have a blog, I suppose, but the number one reason to me is to be able to reach my customers on a more personal level and to able to share some of my perennial plant knowledge as well as keeping everyone up to date on sales, garden tours and any other gardening events.
I am the family historian and would love to share stories about old Blackburn and Budd Gardens with you. I also have some great photos from back then.
I would love to hear of your gardening experiences and to see and share photos of your garden.
- Preparing a Perennial flower bed
- Montreal Botanical Gardens
- Patricia The Stripper
- Blackburn in 1873, a story
- Visiting Cousins
- 1895 ‘Blackburn man drops penny’
- Had my truck Wrapped
- Yard at Budd Gardens
- Hostas from the fields
- Blackburn in a different time
- Mulching my hosta beds
- Welcome back Jennifer Budd/Taylor again
- Theresa Budd our grandmother
- Peter Budd our grandfather
- Blackburn The Early Years
- How we became perennial plant growers
- Royal Wedding