Category Archives: Seasons

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

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It’s February and our gardens are alive !

  Our garden plants are still dormant, waiting for spring. But there is life in and around our gardens right now.     Are Your Pruners as Sharp as mine ? Do you ask yourself: When do I prune my … Continue reading

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Lets Garden with Children

  Our Garden Club members are encouraged “to help grow gardeners”. Children are natural gardeners, are curious, like to learn by doing, and love to play in the dirt. Gardening gives children a chance to learn an important life skill, … Continue reading

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Storms Bring Challenges & Blessings

Gardeners everywhere are sometimes challenged and other times blessed by what nature and the environment delivers. The South shore of Nova Scotia experienced an intense storm on January 4th that left not only coastal damage but also what many refer … Continue reading

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Happy Holiday Season from Chester Garden Club

  Chester garden club members and guests gather the third Monday each month and begin each meeting with a speaker or activity of interest. Our November, 2017 meeting included the later with early preparation of festive seasonal arrangements for the … Continue reading

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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

Putting Our Gardens to Bed

This is a beautiful time of year – leaves falling to the ground in colors of orange, red and yellow. Birds and other little critters running around doing their last minute preparations for winter, our greenhouse doors are closed and … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn colours, Garden Design, Gardening, Seasons, Seeds, Trees, Wildlife | 3 Comments