Bennita Rouleau, right, is a lifelong gardener who shares a love of nature, flowers creating beautiful landscapes with her husband, Don.
Lairdland Farm House Gardens and Grounds
Take a quiet walk through our gardens. Gardening at Lairdland Farm House is a constant evolving and growing endeavor. We hope you will enjoy what you find.
A raised herb garden by the smoke house contains both modern culinary herbs and historic medicinal herbs used during the Civil War. In the 1800s housewives, doctors and hospital stewards relied on herbal knowledge passed down from European ancestors as well as that taught by Native American Indians to treat wounds and illnesses. Many of these are still used today.
A shade garden of ferns, hostas, Lenten roses and wild flowers lies on the North side of the house. In the spring it is studded with flowering spring bulbs. Several camellias, a favorite of Don Rouleau, bloom in very early spring.
Surrounding the Victorian cottage are varieties of hydrangeas. Their profuse summer blooms brighten the shade and make handsome dried arrangements.
A developing butterfly garden along the South fence attracts hummingbirds as well as colorful butterflies.
The sound of water spilling over rocks into the ornamental pool adds to the charm of the patio while Confederate jasmine vines, gardenias and fall blooming ginger lilies perfume the air.
It is our intent to use native plants and trees wherever possible. You will find crepe myrtles, Southern magnolia, American boxwood, walnut, poplar, redbud and dogwood trees on the grounds.