One-Tank Trip for May 28/16
(c) By Jim Fox
St. Marys is the place to take home the sweet and succulent Bonnie Best or Cosmonaut Volkov while not striking out on a fun visit.
Bonnie and the Cos are two of some 15 varieties of heirloom tomatoes available at the St. Marys Horticultural Society’s Garden Fair on June 4.
Other varieties with “diverse and crazy names” are Trophy, Bloody Butcher and Indigo Blue Berries, said the society’s Ann Pedley.
The town, at the junction of the Thames River and Trout Creek southwest of Stratford, is also home to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum.
There will be a street festival on June 18 along with the 2016 Induction Ceremony at the hall.
|Colourful displays of plants, flowers at the St. Marys Horticultural Society’s Garden Fair. (Ann Pedley photo)|
The 19th annual Garden Fair in the picturesque town is held at Milt Dunnell Field, commonly known as “The Flats,” and is where baseball was played as early as 1860.
As a major society fund-raiser, the fair has more than 20 vendors “with everything from hanging baskets to birdhouses, lots of unique perennials and shrubs and all kinds of garden decor,” Pedley said.
Master gardeners will be in attendance to answer questions and coconut coir that’s beneficial to replace peat moss in garden beds is available for sale.