Category Archives: Perennials


  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

The Secret Life of Plants

  How Plants Work     At our 1st meeting of 2018, held Monday evening, March 19th, we were treated to an entertaining and very informative presentation by horticluturalist and member Dave Adams on the secret life of plants.    … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Perennials, Seasonal chores, Spring

I Need My Garden More Than My Garden Needs Me

Contributed By Jocelyn Cameron Some people say that having a garden is too much work. After all, you need to plant it, weed it, water it, and prune it. Who has time for that? Well, to be honest, I do. … Continue reading

Posted in Forsythia, Gardening, Hemerocallis | 2 Comments

Groaning in the Garden

Contributed by member: Jocelyn Cameron who says: “I’ll admit I wrote this” Sometimes you just have to chill after gardening and think outside the box. Out there, you can tickle your funny bone and watch what happens. Here’s a glimpse: … Continue reading

Posted in Berries, Daphne, Day lilies, Gardening, Roses, Wildlife | 3 Comments

Heather on the Heights

  Jill Colville from the Annapolis Valley (www.bunchberry charmed us all Monday June 15th with pictures of rolling hills of heather located both in Scotland and its namesake Nova Scotia (New Scotland). She spoke of heaths as well. Do … Continue reading

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Hmmm. . . . Birds

The word has been out for only a short while: Hummingbirds have been spotted in the Chester area. It’s time, says Brenda Hiltz, to put out your feeders. When planting your hummingbird garden, remember that it requires the same basics … Continue reading

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Celebrating Calendula

After three years of re-seeding, my yellow and orange calendula (Calendula officinalis, but also called pot marigolds, although not in the same genus as the common marigold, Tagetes) successfully tuck into a south-exposure flower bed amidst towers of yew garnished … Continue reading

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