Category Archives: Gardening

Painting Nature

  We gardeners have all admired the art of those who choose nature as their subject. We are keenly aware that nature influences many art forms including painting, floral art & needle stitchery. Click on any picture for a slide … Continue reading

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Spring Reminders …

  Touch any picture for slide show   At home the cardinals, tree swallows, song sparrows and many others, have been waking us around 5am with a beautiful chorus. It is a wonderful way to greet each day. Many are … Continue reading

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Time to plant…

  Sweet Peas ā€“ Lathyrus Odoratus Sweet Peas are native of Sicily, where they prosper in cool thin woods, along riverbanks, foothills and along beaches. There they grow as perennial climbers bearing small, strongly scented flowers. Breeders began in 1718 … Continue reading

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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 ā€“ 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, Iā€™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

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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

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