Almonte Gazette June 1910.. read the Gazette here.
Lanark is a famous little place. There are its men, its manufactures, its river, and it’s a natural beauty. All has helped to bring this charming Clyde village into considerable prominence.
But there is another feature of its attractiveness that at this season that thrusts itself on our notice—the magnificent orchid beds that lie at our very door. Acres and acres of the Queen of Flowers for the plucking. Five distinct varieties have been found, and growing in such a wild profusion that often to secure an armful is only the work of many moments.
The yellow flower is the only orchid at present in bloom, but later on the pinks and whites and reds will hold up their pretty heads until they are carried away to adorn our tables and parlours.
The greatest area of orchid lands is in Gemmill’s swamp, but they are found in lesser quantities at various points near the village. When Mr. Peter Scott lived here he delighted in rambling among the elders where peeped out his favourite flower, and many a “bonnie bunch” did he bring home.
Rhodena Bell far left Rufus Purdon my grandfather Mary died age 16,Willie,Louisa,Jim H,then Mrs Bartraw ,Stanley,Great grandfather Donald,Harold,Granny Purdon,Alec and Isabel this photo 1900 in front of my farm house
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