In the spring, while exploring local fishing spots, I discovered this church in a very remote and isolated location at the end of a country road in the deep forest. I was curious to have another look so while fishing again this week I checked it out. It was a surprise to see the church yard covered in purple thyme. All throughout Muskoka I see thyme in full bloom along many roadsides too. Large stretches of the cottage country roads have sandy shoulders turning purple.
Not too far from the old church I spotted an amazing perennial garden. The cottage garden was such a masterpiece of perennial gardening, and specially impressive when you consider the harsh climate conditions we deal with in Muskoka, that I had to stop and take a few photos.
It seems Muskoka plants have a theme going on right now as there is a lot of blue-purple-lavender color in the landscape. The pickerel weed looks great, thyme is in bloom and cottage gardens have beds bursting with blooming lavender too!