An Introduction to a Botanical Garden

swelling buds of lilacs

The green buds of a lilac are getting fatter every day

For gardeners in Eastern Canada, the first signs of Spring are just appearing, as buds swell on flowering shrubs and bulbs push up toward the sun. At this time of year, in a sort of anticipation of what’s to come,  they get a vicarious pleasure from viewing colourful plants grown in more southern climes. Chester Garden Club is pleased, therefore, to welcome one of its own as the featured speaker at its April 16th meeting, when Sylvia McNeill will present a personal view of her experience at Naples Botanical Garden. 

Forsythia blossoms

Forsythia shrubs are already in bloom

star magnolia bud about to open

The fuzzy grey coating of a Star Magnolia bud opens for the emerging flower

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