It’s late spring on Prince Edward Island, and all of nature seems to be joined in a floral jubilee of color and scent. Not far from where author Lucy Maud Montgomery set the beloved book series, Anne of Green Gables, a gardener weaves her own story in halcyon surroundings.
As Carolyn Aiken takes an early morning stroll through her garden in the idyllic Canadian community of Warren Grove, the cheerful lilt of birdsong and the staccato whirr of darting dragonflies blend in a stirring symphony that accompanies her steps. The 100-year-old farmhouse—where she and her husband, Andrew, raised their seven children—sits amid ten peaceful acres, with a meandering brook and a large pond completing the rustic scene. It’s close to the city but feels miles away from the bustling pace.