Category Archives: Nature’s Designs

“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


  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

Spring in Cuba

Many gardeners take late winter or early spring vacations in countries where weather is warmer. Cuba is one of those  recovering from last falls hurricane. Those who have committed both time and energy deserve congratulations. Resorts were devastated and are … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Environmental issues, Flowering shrubs, Gardening, Nature's Designs, Seasons, Wildlife

Helping Winter and Early Birds

If your garden appeals to you year round, it probably appeals to your feathered neighbours, too. Many of the birds people long to see and also help during the winter and early spring are seed eaters. You know them, you … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

Following the annual meeting in November, with the holiday season nearly upon us, members and guests were treated to an evening of seasonal decoration instruction. Svenja Dee, presented a holiday feast for the senses using almost entirely native materials that she collects from … Continue reading

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Atlantic Coastal Gardening

Growing up in northern New Brunswick, Denise Adams was introduced to the pleasures of growing plants for food by her family. As an adult, she combined her love of the sea and coastal land with her interest in growing native … Continue reading

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Frost Flowers: nature’s delicate ice sculptures

A recent tip from a friend introduced me to the beauty of a natural phenomenon  commonly known as the frost flower.  The following images, first found on Wikipedia, were taken from an interesting blog “kuriositas”, which offers unusual photos and … Continue reading

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