Karen and Roger Wat­son’s jewel of a gar­den

Manitoba Gardener Magazine - - LOCAL DIRT - Photos and story by Dorothy Dob­bie

It would be ap­pro­pri­ate to say that the Roger and Karen Wat­son gar­den is a jewel of a gar­den. Af­ter all, they own a jew­elry shop in Win­nipeg! The gar­den re­flects the own­ers’ oc­cu­pa­tion. Each plant has been care­fully cho­sen and sit­u­ated to show it off to its best ad­van­tage and, of course, there is a dis­play case right out front. Vis­i­tors are wel­comed by a pretty plant­ing of al­lium, pink gera­ni­ums and can­dytuft in neatly cut beds flank­ing the front side­walk. Grasses and other peren­ni­als en­sure there is all sea­son in­ter­est.

The Wat­sons have lived here for 36 years. When they moved to this pretty house across from the river and backed

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