Category Archives: Environmental issues

“Distracted”

  I have been distracted as I have been gardening this fall. Many of the familiar birds are heading to warmer places and stopping for nourishment along the way and the regular fall and winter residents are gathering in old … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Birds, Endangered Species, Environmental issues, Flowering shrubs, Gardening, Nature's Designs, Perennials, Seasonal chores, Wildlife

Apples Anyone ?

  We all enjoy apples for attributes like great flavour, crunch and versatility. Have you ever wondered where apples come from? Dr. David Maxwell had members and guests full attention as he described his passion to help ensure heritage varieties … Continue reading

Posted in Apples, Endangered Species, Environmental issues, Fruit, Gardening, Trees

Spring in Cuba

Many gardeners take late winter or early spring vacations in countries where weather is warmer. Cuba is one of those  recovering from last falls hurricane. Those who have committed both time and energy deserve congratulations. Resorts were devastated and are … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Environmental issues, Flowering shrubs, Gardening, Nature's Designs, Seasons, Wildlife

It’s February and our gardens are alive !

  Our garden plants are still dormant, waiting for spring. But there is life in and around our gardens right now.     Are Your Pruners as Sharp as mine ? Do you ask yourself: When do I prune my … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Deer, Environmental issues, Gardening, Seasons, Wildlife | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Children, Environmental issues, Gardening, Seasons | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Environmental issues, Gardening, Seasons, Seaweed, Weather | 7 Comments

Stop, Look, Listen …

Stop, Look, Listen … touch, smell, feel The world outside our doors are filled with things that buzz, squawk, flutter, scurry, build, burrow, chase and soar. The viewing is fun, free, available 24/7, and there’s always something new! Many gardeners … Continue reading

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