Category Archives: Gardening

“Distracted”

  I have been distracted as I have been gardening this fall. Many of the familiar birds are heading to warmer places and stopping for nourishment along the way and the regular fall and winter residents are gathering in old … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Birds, Endangered Species, Environmental issues, Flowering shrubs, Gardening, Nature's Designs, Perennials, Seasonal chores, Wildlife

Apples Anyone ?

  We all enjoy apples for attributes like great flavour, crunch and versatility. Have you ever wondered where apples come from? Dr. David Maxwell had members and guests full attention as he described his passion to help ensure heritage varieties … Continue reading

Posted in Apples, Endangered Species, Environmental issues, Fruit, Gardening, Trees

Opportunities

The Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs is an organization made up of Garden Clubs, Horticultural Societies, and Speciality Plant Societies from 7 districts across Nova Scotia. Chester Garden Club is one of seven clubs in District 6, the south … Continue reading

Posted in Community Service, Garden Clubs, Gardening

Thanks

The more often we see the things around us, even the beautiful and wonderful things, the more they tend to become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the sunshine, the … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Community Service, Crafts, Gardening, Seasonal chores, Vegetables

Gardener’s “Pot Luck”

  Chester Gardeners, who are usually busy with garden or flower design, occasionally shed their “play” clothes and show off their culinary design skills. Click on any picture for a slide show…     Members and partners, looking forward to … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening

Reflections of “Lest We Forget”

“Lest We Forget “   Flower Shows begin long before the scheduled date. Many gardeners begin by planting very early in order to have a plant in bloom for a show day specimen and / or planned design.   Encouragement and … Continue reading

Posted in Floral arrangements, Flower Show, Gardening

Looking For Inspiration

  Niki Jabbour, energetic, entertaining and full of inspiring ideas, suggests we all consider plants from all over the world, hardy for zone 6 on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Niki is the award – winning author of Niki … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Horticulture, Vegetables