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Winter Articles and Activities

So it’s the winter season, and my kids and I have been thinking about purchasing some new indoor plants to spruce up the house. Of course instead of having another typical plant shopping trip, I begin thinking about how to make this...
Preparing to make winter yard art. The frequent snowfall where I live provides my family with opportunities to ski, play outside and spend quality time shoveling out the driveway again and again, and...
Bright winterberries just cannot be beat for festive winter color. (image by Jessie Keith)It’s amazing how the holiday season hits us earlier every year. It is a shock to see the overnight transition from the Halloween décor at the local...
December is a busy month of decorating, parties, shopping, shopping, and oh yeah, shopping. Like my spouse, my children love to shop – they are happy to spend hours browsing through the stores, especially toy and book stores.  This...

Spring Articles and Activities

With young children, there are few lazy days of summer. Most days are filled with intense constructive projects from blanket forts to tree houses With young children, there are few lazy days of summer. Most days are filled with intense...
Follow these step-by-step instructions to make your own seed bombs. Taking a walk together as a family is a great way to teach your kids about varieties of flowers, shrubs, and trees. It's an unstressful time to engage and allow them to...
Growing an edible family garden is a great way to get your kids excited about eating fresh fruits and vegetables. It also provides a terrific opportunity to give back to your community.
What better way to celebrate your child’s spring or summer birthday than with a garden party? Although fancy dresses and tea sandwiches may come to mind, kids love to run around outside, play games and get their hands into the dirt-- all...
School is out and our children are now on summer vacation – or are they? As a parent of three young girls, my wife and I find ourselves signing up the kids for various summer activities such as swimming, drama camp, dance classes and music...

Summer Articles and Activities

How can you tell time in the garden without using a watch? Check and see what’s blooming! Flowers have amazing adaptations to attract pollinators. Their scent, colors, and shapes have evolved to draw these vital critters towards them,...
September is a critical month for harvesting fruits and vegetables—at the peak of their taste and ripeness. One of the most important decisions is how quickly do you want to eat your produce? Many gardeners choose to eat in season, while...
With young children, there are few lazy days of summer. Most days are filled with intense constructive projects from blanket forts to tree houses With young children, there are few lazy days of summer. Most days are filled with intense...
With the summer temperatures heating up, find safe and fun activities that can still get you and your children outdoors. It can be difficult to get motivated about maintaining the yard and garden during one of the hottest and driest summer...
Follow these step-by-step instructions to make your own seed bombs. Taking a walk together as a family is a great way to teach your kids about varieties of flowers, shrubs, and trees. It's an unstressful time to engage and allow them to...

Fall Articles and Activities

It's mid-winter and the kids are clamoring for things to do. Outdoor play is great, but here's a fun indoor planting activity to offer when the weather is lousy. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can devise some very...
Courtesy of cool autumn temperatures, wilted leaves in our family pumpkin patch revealed several bright orange pumpkins-- an exciting site for my children who have been involved in their care since planting the seeds months ago.
Potted amaryllis bulbs make wonderful holiday gifts for family and friends. Planting them and then watching them grow also makes for a fun activity to do with your children. Their beautiful blooms add to holiday décor and last longer than...
Blooming plants make wonderful gifts for special occasions. They add to the festive atmosphere of any event and when the blooms begin to fade, they can be enjoyed for their foliage or composted.
How can you tell time in the garden without using a watch? Check and see what’s blooming! Flowers have amazing adaptations to attract pollinators. Their scent, colors, and shapes have evolved to draw these vital critters towards them,...

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