Month: August 2015

Work and Play Make for Summer Fun

Work and Play Make for Summer Fun

On August 9th, some energetic members caught up on weeding the Cove Garden. Lighthearted laughter made for light work and the job was soon done. The following pictures prove that point. Be sure to enjoy a walk through it this summer and enjoy the beauty.

Ten days later, many more members gathered to party at Jayne and Keith Campbell’s home near Deep Cove. The weather was outstanding and the food was fabulous, thanks to the members’ superb culinary efforts. And the setting only enhanced the flavours. You would have been hard-pressed to find a weed in Jane’s well-designed garden. Enjoy the following photos that chronicle this much-anticipated annual event.

Bonus pictures of Jayne and Keith’s creative garden:

Flower Show and Tea: post-script

Flower Show and Tea: post-script

Now that we’re half-way through August, a new wave of perennials is blooming (hello, Daylilies!), and Chester gardens are changing from early summer’s pinks and blues to late summer’s yellows and oranges. Memories of the Club’s  Flower Show and Tea tend to fade with time but the urge to create our own own designs has not gone away. Perhaps the photos in this second post, showing more highlights of the event, may serve as a wee reminder of some of the arrangements seen at this year’s show and perhaps they will spur viewers on to trying something new.

 

Flower Show and Tea – 2015 Edition

Flower Show and Tea – 2015 Edition

Despite several days of rain that flattened a few choice blooms just before the event, exhibitors managed to come up with their usual stunning displays for Chester Garden Club’s traditional Flower Show and Tea.  This year’s show, held at the end of July,  inspired exhibitors to be particularly creative in interpreting the theme – The World Around Us.  One of those exhibitors is an inspiration for the rest of us: young Lila entered her creation in an adult design class and, after the votes were counted, she had won the popular People’s Choice award, the first time it has gone to a junior exhibitor.

Winner of the Popular Choice award, eleven-year-old Lila also took home first prize in the children's
Eleven-year-old Lila not only took home a first prize in the Children’s Design Class but also won  the Popular Choice award for her entry Elegance.

Some of the volunteers who made the show a success are pictured in the gallery below.

The following gallery includes a few of the prize-winners who collected ribbons or trophies at the Show, along with examples of the many lovely arrangements entered in the design categories.  A future post will show additional winners and arrangements, along with a few exhibits in the horticultural competition.