Category Archives: Environmental issues

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

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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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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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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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” Produce to Preserve “

Whether our produce is a native plant, from our own gardens, a local farmers market, a farmer’s co-operative basket program (weekly baskets that include a mix of vegetables, fruits and herbs according to the season) whose objective is to grow … Continue reading

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Gardening Like Our Great Grandfathers

For generations, coastal dwellers have gathered seaweed off local beaches for use on their crops. Gardeners still gather “sea manure” or “goémon” – the seaweed mixed with shell and sand that has been torn loose by wave and storm action. … Continue reading

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