Category Archives: Gardening

Today in our garden…

Just a reminder so members remember to take joy in what we have. Reminder… Re: Covid19…  Listen to the science. Most of us are the ” Old Folks” Our job is to make sure we follow the instructions. Let’s help … Continue reading

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Composting – Emily Style

  It’s Gold For The Gardener click on any picture for slide show… Who would get excited about worms? Well, Emily does and by the end of our October Garden Club meeting, many members and guests were all talking about… … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental issues, Gardening, House Plants, Seasonal chores

Due Diligence

Contributed by Jocelyn Cameron  We gardeners often pride ourselves in due diligence.  When spring arrives, we follow suit, springing into action—tilling the soil, designing a new bed, transplanting what we neglected in the fall. We judiciously decide to move those … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn colours, Gardening, Seasonal chores

Rododendrons & Azaleas

Cora Swinamer, Landscape Designer, gardener, Atlantic Rhododendron & Horticultural Society member and educator recently treated Chester Garden Club Members and guests to an informative presentation. Click on any picture for a slide show…   Many Rhododendrons and Azaleas, illustrated by … Continue reading

Posted in Garden Design, Gardening, Rhododendron

Social Views

  For those who were able to attend this summers garden club annual pot luck at Jayne and Keith’s, it was a special treat. What a nice event… Good friends, good food and a beautiful day. It was nice to … Continue reading

Posted in Garden Clubs, Gardening, Nature's Designs

Our 2019 Flower Show

As I said in the previous blog post, we were given an inspirational send off as July 22nd week took Chester Garden club and community members to their own and to friends gardens assessing and gathering for the much anticipated … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Community Service, Community tea party, Floral arrangements, Flower Show, Gardening

Mahone Bay Islands

  As a lead in to this year’s Chester Garden Club Flower Show, Syd presented a descriptive slide show for garden club members and interested community guests. There are hundreds of islands in the Mahone Bay and we who live … Continue reading

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Gardeners Tour

Click on any picture for a slide show… Early in the year our president Jayne had a request from another provincial garden club . Many months of planning with the executive and members of Chester Garden Club resulted in a … Continue reading

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“Cool” Gardener’s Sale

  The late spring and absence of the usual apple blossoms didn’t slow down members preparations for the annual Chester Gardener’s Sale held on May 25th at the old train station.       Our clubs annual fund-raising gardener’s sale, … Continue reading

Posted in Annual Gardener's Sale, Garden Clubs, Gardening, Spring

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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