Category Archives: Flowering shrubs

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

Spring Blossoms

Do you want to force a branch? Coincidentally, late winter is the best time to prune deciduous trees and large shrubs. We usually head out into the yard with pruners in hand starting in late February or early March. We … 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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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

Rhododendron Tour

We who garden all have a mountain of memories of Captain Richard (Dick) Steele. One of his most outstanding attributes was the impact he had on everyone he met. Captain Steele believed that beautiful plants and gardens made people more … Continue reading

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Bees Get Busy at Brenda’s

As we learned some weeks ago from beekeeper Dave A., selfless worker bees (female, of course!) forage pollen for the hive. And to prove it, Brenda H. captured the photos (shown below) taken this month in her lavish seaside garden. … Continue reading

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Rhododendrons 101

Members and guests of Chester Garden Club’s were recently treated to an informative presentation by Cora Swinamer, president of the Atlantic Rhododendron and Horticultural Society.   Cora, whose firm Under the Arbor has been designing gardens for clients along Nova Scotia’s … Continue reading

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