is an horticulturalists down to her fingertips. She loves plants,
she knows a lot about plants and she has an amazing talent to know how
to make plants grow. It is somewhat fitting that part of her
career was devoted to the arrangement of flowers. When Chuck and
Cathy bought their land in town, they built a store which served as the
showroom and office for the Garden Center but also as a florist shop.
Here, Cathy honed her craft as florist. Around the year
2002 she got the contract for doing the flower arrangements at the
Hovey Manor in North Hatley. Her job was to make about 7
flower arrangements twice a week for the summer months. Her own
gardens and a few exotice plants from the greenhouse were the source of
her creations. Here is a sampling of some of those arrangements.