SLIDESHOW: Hope garden awash in colours, in full bloom

Laurie Trayer stands by one of the gardens in her yard on Airport Road. The hydrangeas are in full bloom for the next week or so, she says.Laurie Trayer stands by one of the gardens in her yard on Airport Road. The hydrangeas are in full bloom for the next week or so, she says.
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One of Hope’s prettiest gardens is in full bloom this week, popping with pinks, reds, yellows and more.

Norm and Laurie Trayer’s five acres are filled with mature, flowering trees and shrubs that brighten up their yards all summer long. But right now, it’s all about the rhododendrons.

The Standard caught up with Laurie on a sunny morning this week for a walk around the property to take in the sights and smells. The Trayer family has been caring for their property for the past 40 years, and even their children helped with clearing the land many years ago.

Two years ago, the hard work was rewarded with an award for their garden. Many of the bushes are ones that aren’t marketed anymore, she said. But her favourites — peonies and roses — have yet to bloom. She has about 19 rose bushes, she adds.

To enjoy the blooms before they’re all gone, drive or walk by their place at 62525 Airport Rd.


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