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Lets Garden with Children

  Our Garden Club members are encouraged “to help grow gardeners”. Children are natural gardeners, are curious, like to learn by doing, and love to play in the dirt. Gardening gives children a chance to learn an important life skill, … Continue reading

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I Need My Garden More Than My Garden Needs Me

Contributed By Jocelyn Cameron Some people say that having a garden is too much work. After all, you need to plant it, weed it, water it, and prune it. Who has time for that? Well, to be honest, I do. … Continue reading

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Storms Bring Challenges & Blessings

Gardeners everywhere are sometimes challenged and other times blessed by what nature and the environment delivers. The South shore of Nova Scotia experienced an intense storm on January 4th that left not only coastal damage but also what many refer … Continue reading

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Happy Holiday Season from Chester Garden Club

  Chester garden club members and guests gather the third Monday each month and begin each meeting with a speaker or activity of interest. Our November, 2017 meeting included the later with early preparation of festive seasonal arrangements for the … Continue reading

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Groaning in the Garden

Contributed by member: Jocelyn Cameron who says: “I’ll admit I wrote this” Sometimes you just have to chill after gardening and think outside the box. Out there, you can tickle your funny bone and watch what happens. Here’s a glimpse: … Continue reading

Posted in Berries, Daphne, Day lilies, Gardening, Roses, Wildlife | 3 Comments

It’s November and …

It’s November and, although we have had two heavy frosts and it is cool now, up until a few days ago gardeners have been amazed by the warm temperatures here in the Chester and surrounding area. The following are few … Continue reading

Posted in Annuals, Autumn, Autumn colours, Berries, Birds, Floral arrangements, Gardening, Seasons, Vegetables | 4 Comments

Putting Our Gardens to Bed

This is a beautiful time of year – leaves falling to the ground in colors of orange, red and yellow. Birds and other little critters running around doing their last minute preparations for winter, our greenhouse doors are closed and … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn colours, Garden Design, Gardening, Seasons, Seeds, Trees, Wildlife | 3 Comments