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Klaus Roder stands proudly by some lilies.


Natural beauty.


Ben Goedhart.


Ben says. Meanwhile, during storms, more rocks are thrown up on the shore by the waves and nature builds a new barrier. These rocks are used to build new walls for the gardens to hold the soil, adding to their natural look. While the area can come under attack from strong


winds and harsh weather, it is lucky to receive good snow cover that keep the plants insulated and safe in the winter months. While it may be difficult to grow a traditional garden here, Klaus and Ben have shown seemingly instinctive skill in enhancing the rugged beauty of their property. Ben immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands


in the fall of 1959. “Friends wanted to show me the fall colours when I arrived,” he recalls. “They asked me where I wanted to go. I saw the peninsula at Tobermory and said, ‘There!’ It reminded me of home. Ten years later, against our will, Klaus and I bought the property,” Ben laughs. “It was winter and I didn't really want the cabin


The men use rocks as barriers to hold the soil in place. 8 • Early Spring 2015


and its two adjoining lots, so I made a low offer.” A few weeks later, Ben received a call that his offer had


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