Category Archives: Gardening

Spring Thoughts

I am a lot of things including a wife, a parent/grandparent, a retired nurse, a volunteer, a knitter, a bridge player, and an outdoor gal. But I self – identify most as a wildlife gardener.     Like many of … Continue reading

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Musings Behind the Curtain

by Jocelyn Cameron When May gives way to summer-time heat, I never fail to make my entrance. Everyone seems to notice, but no one is clapping. Actually, I’m getting used to it. Sitting in the wings, I watch as others … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

  Chester Garden Club has been one of the gems of community involvement for over 75 years. We are always welcoming new members, both women and men, to participate in a variety of interesting activities during the season, which runs … Continue reading

Posted in Community Service, Environmental issues, Garden Clubs, Gardening


As I hung our wreaths this year, I wondered about family and friends also creating, bringing out family heirlooms or purchasing wreaths to decorate and hang both inside and out. Why this is so important to all at this time … Continue reading

Posted in Community Service, Crafts, Floral arrangements, Gardening, Seasons

Christmas Potluck

Continuing the tradition, Chester Garden Club wrapped up it’s 2018 season with the annual Christmas potluck dinner party hosted by member residents of Chandler’s Cove. The weather cooperated allowing for members, spouses and friends, numbering more than 30 to share … Continue reading

Posted in Garden Clubs, Gardening, Seasons

“Hanging of the Green”

The Chester Garden Club’s traditional “hanging of the green” took place on a cold and windy November 24th when about 15 garden club friends gathered at the village bandstand. New members were welcomed to the decoration crew who weathered the … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Community Service, Evergreens, Gardening, Seasonal chores

“We’ve Got Talent”

In light of the upcoming holiday season, which seems to be quickly approaching, Chester Garden Club members and guests were invited to put on their creative hats, give each other inspiration and encouragement and create a seasonal arrangement.   In … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn colours, Crafts, Evergreens, Floral arrangements, Gardening, Nature's Designs, Seasons, Softwoods, Trees