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Today in our garden…

Today in our garden…

Just a reminder so members remember to take joy in what we have. Reminder… Re: Covid19…  Listen to the science. Most of us are the ” Old Folks”. Our job is to make sure we follow the instructions. Let’s help our young health professionals. We can make the difference. Stay home…  Stay well. Brenda,  Retired …

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Composting – Emily Style

Composting – Emily Style

It’s Gold For The Gardener 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… you guessed it – worms. Not just any worms. Red Wigglers, that produce that gold for gardeners while using up our kitchen waste. …

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Due Diligence

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 rocks we thought enhanced the garden edge.  Who knew they would attract so many weeds?   …

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Rododendrons & Azaleas

Rododendrons & Azaleas

Cora Swinamer, Landscape Designer, gardener, Atlantic Rhododendron & Horticultural Society member and educator recently treated Chester Garden Club Members and guests to an informative presentation. Click on any picture for a slide show…   Many Rhododendrons and Azaleas, illustrated by her beautiful slides have proven to be hardy in Nova Scotia.   Cora described Plants …

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Social Views

Social Views

  For those who were able to attend this summers garden club annual pot luck at Jayne and Keith’s, it was a special treat. What a nice event… Good friends, good food and a beautiful day. It was nice to see the usual group who attend and especially nice to have some new members attend. …

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Our 2019 Flower Show

Our 2019 Flower Show

As I said in the previous blog post, we were given an inspirational send off as July 22nd week took Chester Garden club and community members to their own and to friends gardens assessing and gathering for the much anticipated annual flower show. Each year our members and community participants have this opportunity to display …

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Mahone Bay Islands

Mahone Bay Islands

  As a lead in to this year’s Chester Garden Club Flower Show, Syd presented a descriptive slide show for garden club members and interested community guests. There are hundreds of islands in the Mahone Bay and we who live here all have our individual views and favourites.         Syd gave us …

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Gardeners Tour

Gardeners Tour

Click on any picture for a slide show… Early in the year our president Jayne had a request from another provincial garden club . Many months of planning with the executive and members of Chester Garden Club resulted in a wonderful July 10th Chester area garden tour day for for the 55 + guests who …

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