Category Archives: Garden Design

Spring Clean Up

Chester Garden Club cares for two community gardens, the Cove Garden and the Parade Square Garden. Because gardens gradually overgrow their spaces , decisions for changes are made. Today members gathered to work on the plan to re-design the Chester … Continue reading

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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

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Flower Show Practice

  This month’s meeting, Monday, July 20th, started early with a tour of Stewart M.’s charming garden. Please see the gallery below for some digital glimpses. Our regular club meeting concentrated on practice–practice making new designs. Members Myra K., Sydney … Continue reading

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Hmmm. . . . Birds

The word has been out for only a short while: Hummingbirds have been spotted in the Chester area. It’s time, says Brenda Hiltz, to put out your feeders. When planting your hummingbird garden, remember that it requires the same basics … Continue reading

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Reflections on 75 years at The Cove Garden

Thursday, July 3rd, about 70 garden-club members and friends met at 4 p.m. in the Cove Garden to celebrate its renovation and re-dedicate a crab apple tree in memory of beloved member, Ruth Chandler, adding a commemorative plaque in her … Continue reading

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Raising a Garden Bed—How Hard Can it Be?

There comes a time in a gardener’s life when the ground seems farther down than it used to be.   And for some of us, the enchantment of digging up, pulling out and relocating those prolific perennials can disappear almost overnight. … Continue reading

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