Category Archives: Seasonal chores

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

“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

“Hanging of the Green”

The Chester Garden Club’s traditional “hanging of the green” took place on a cold and windy November 24th when about 15 garden club friends gathered at the village bandstand. New members were welcomed to the decoration crew who weathered the … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Community Service, Evergreens, Gardening, Seasonal chores

“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

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

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

Are you Winter-Weary ?

  In March the winter-weary world begins to awaken from its long rest. Now the remnants of winter are washed away by what is often to referred to as the “tides of March”.   In every pond, lake, river and … Continue reading

Posted in Annual Gardener's Sale, Community Service, Community tea party, Floral arrangements, Flower Show, Garden Clubs, Gardening, Spring

Spring Blossoms

Do you want to force a branch? Coincidentally, late winter is the best time to prune deciduous trees and large shrubs. We usually head out into the yard with pruners in hand starting in late February or early March. We … Continue reading

Posted in Floral arrangements, Forsythia, Gardening, Seasons, Spring, Star magnolia | 3 Comments

It’s November and …

It’s November and, although we have had two heavy frosts and it is cool now, up until a few days ago gardeners have been amazed by the warm temperatures here in the Chester and surrounding area. The following are few … Continue reading

Posted in Annuals, Autumn, Autumn colours, Berries, Birds, Floral arrangements, Gardening, Seasons, Vegetables | 4 Comments