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Garden Club Members Visit Mrs. Ford at Dearborn

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Garden Club Members
Visit Mrs. Ford
at Dearborn

Fifty members of the Garden
club uf Ann Arbor spent a day this
week visiting the gardens of Mrs.
Henry Ford of Dearborn. The op-
portunity came to the club through
the courtesy of Mrs. Grant, sister
to Mrs. Ford and president of the
Dearborn Garden club.
- Mrs. Ford herself condu'
club members through the gardens.
First the perennial borders were
viewed. These were made up of
"iy well-known varieties of flow-
. as well as Interesting new va-
rieties. But the greatest enthusi-
asm of the club was evoked by Mrs.
Ford's rose garden. A summer
house afforded an excellent van-
tage point from which, to look
down on a long lagoon on each side
of which were a profusion of rose
beda of every hue, by common con-
sent an indescribably lovely sight.
Mrs. Ford described the culture
and the winter bedding of these
10.000 rose bushes of 600 varieties.

The next point of interest was
the rock-garden at the foot of a
rambling woodsy path bordered
with wild flowers. This garden was
filled with gorgeous clumps of lav-
ender. pink, y nd blue fk
ers lyin'g on ' ^ and at
base near a licne canal were beau-
tiful Japanese irises.

Near the house was another per-
ennial border and another rose
garden—the original rose garden
of the estate. Beyond these gar-
dens and reached by another wood-
land path was the "Burroughs
Nook," a delightful little rock gar-
den made from rocks brought from
'n Burroughs' home. From the