Category Archives: Horticulture

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

” Produce to Preserve “

Whether our produce is a native plant, from our own gardens, a local farmers market, a farmer’s co-operative basket program (weekly baskets that include a mix of vegetables, fruits and herbs according to the season) whose objective is to grow … Continue reading

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Rhododendron Tour

We who garden all have a mountain of memories of Captain Richard (Dick) Steele. One of his most outstanding attributes was the impact he had on everyone he met. Captain Steele believed that beautiful plants and gardens made people more … Continue reading

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Dulse–the Delight of Nova Scotia

If you time it right, you can harvest a tasty treat for yourself, right off Nova Scotia’s shores. Called dulse, this delight grows on the Fundy shore near Parrsboro. You have only a two- or three-day window, however, to easily … Continue reading

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Beyond the Veil: Harvesting Honey

Club bloggers Jocelyn (Doubledaisy) and Joan (jo11anne) want to encourage members to share their gardening experiences here so we all can benefit. Member Dave Adams has kindly volunteered to write a series on beekeeping and starts with the following article. … Continue reading

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Native Plants for the New Year

People like to interact with members of their community, right?  Our garden club testifies to that, as I’m sure you would agree.  We’ve had a lot of fun pursuing various activities.  Some of us have even discovered gifts we didn’t … Continue reading

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A surprising December bloom

In a follow-up to yesterday’s December 15th Bloom Day post, we’re pleased to share these photos sent in by club member Myra today. The photos were taken in her garden, in a light rain this morning, and provide yet more … Continue reading

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