Copeland Park-$409,900.00- JUST SOLD

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Lovely large and sunny home with ample spaces for family living and entertaining. Gleaming hardwood floors accent the home and large windows overlook the grounds and its mature gardens. Marble tiled foyer with full wall of closets opens to the main living room and dining room with a wood burning fireplace to warm you in the winter and patio doors to the terrace and gardens for summer enjoyment.

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The kitchen has good cupboard space and room for a small breakfast table. The second floor provides 3 large bedrooms and an oversized bathroom with soaking tub and oversized vanity.

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Just down a few stairs from the main foyer is the in law suite . Lots of uses – as a media /tv room , guest suite , has its own kitchen , full bathroom and bedroom as well as a sitting room. The kitchen also opens onto a private patio and there is a private entrance as well.  The large garage opens into the basement area and there is good storage, a wine /root cellar and a laundry room  The yard is large , fully landscaped and treed. Lots of sitting area both at the front of the home and rear entrance of this home. Gorgeous flowering tree at front. Priced at $439,000.00

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Part 2: Suzanne King’s “Digs”

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Welcome back to Digs.

Staging a garden at the end of the summer when plant selection has dwindled is a

challenge for even the most imaginative gardener. Yes of course there are mums.

Mums are everywhere. But in this garden, I want something special—just the right

colours and textures and interesting shapes—definitely a challenge.

The good news is I’m working with a charming turn-of-the century town home with a

lovely wrought iron gate, brick path winding through a sweet, although neglected.

little garden to a front patio/entrance waiting for enhancements.

The colours of the house are lovely so I decide colours will be the focus. Silvery

greens, blackened burgundy and cream will work perfectly in the window boxes and

planters on the front patio.

Cabbage plants (kale)—the soft foamy green, cream and burgundy ones should be

a good start.

 So with Salsabug—that’s my red Beetle—cleaned out and Woody—he’s my

Yorkie – on board, we head to nurseries. Not much luck in the city so we beetle out to

small town nurseries nearby and wallah! After two or three stops the bug is full.

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We‘re both feeling pretty good about what we found amidst a lot of dried out plants.

Our selection gives us the colours we needed, and a nice variety of shapes and

textures—four big, round, shiny, green and burgundy cabbage plants (kale),54

smal,l velvety, Dusty Millers—a few ruffled edges, a few smooth edged,4 tall Red

Star Spikes, 3 burgundy potatoe trailing plants, and 2 full Hydrangea trees (Bombshell

& Magical fire).

Back at the house, day two, we are ready to work. Woody stretches out in the sun.I

start digging in the garden. Out go the weeds & dead plants, roses and ferns

trimmed back and fertilized, soil turned, and mulched, hostas and overgrown plants

split and moved to new spots.

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Next, I plant a few blue fescues (from my own garden), adding the foamy green touches

I’m using, and the handsome,cream & burgundy hydrangea bush takes a spot of honour

at the top of the path. Both setting up the colours about to be sorted out at the front door

patio.

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 Time for a well-earned rest, at least for me. Woody yawns, stretches, and shakes

his head in approval and joins me for carrots and a sandwich.

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Sipping an expresso on the front step I ponder the possible arrangements for the plants

waiting for pots.

After moving them from place to place, I decide on what works best and fill the

window box and pots with the new tenants.

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Then what to do with the huge, immovable air conditioner and hydro meter! I fill a

large circular container(actually a retired plastic catering plate) with dusty miller and

trailing vine type plants to drape down the sides of the AC and plant the other

hydrangea tree  in a wonderful, iron container borrowed from the Teskey collection.

I had bought a very bushy 4-5’ hydrangea hoping it would camouflage fairly well. And it

did the trick.

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Everything watered, Woody and I stop to take in the oohs and awes of the

passing neighbours, then pack up the bug and head for home after another great

day in the garden.

SuzanneKing

Digs  .613 236 0050

 

 

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