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Winter Articles and Activities

Every year, I make resolutions that focus on improving my physical and mental health – and an extra one specifically for my garden. I’ve tried to expand my knowledge of gardening through each growing season and learn from every success and...
Dill flowers look like fireworks!Growing herbs indoors on a sunny windowsill can provide a convenient source of fresh basil, dill,
There are two approaches to holiday shopping buying gifts in a well planned, timely manner; and waiting until the last minute. While I like to think of myself as a person who has all her ducks in a row, I just haven't had time to commit to...
It does not take too many ingredients to make beautiful outdoor decorations to feed the birds.Filling trees and shrubs with festive treats for the birds enlivens the winter landscape and supports our feathered friends. Berried garlands...
Japanese maples leaves are strategically placed to create beautiful art by Goldsworthy.Want to put a new spin on your family’s backyard winter fun? Sparking far more creativity than the typical snowman, introduce your family to the...

Spring Articles and Activities

Work together as a family in the garden. Let children explore different plants and perhaps even try a few edibles! Fall reminds us of the seasonal nature of gardens. The vegetables,flowers,herbs, and fruits we nurtured all summer have...
What's growing in your backyard? You don't have to travel far to make botanical discoveries. Perhaps you've wondered what type of tree is growing in your backyard or discovered a beautiful new flower blooming in your perennial bed....
               
Observe the lifecycle of the butterfly with your own Painted Lady Caterpillars. Welcome Caterpillars and Butterflies to your Schoolyard
When we have breakfast each day, we can thank honeybees for making our meal possible by pollinating the blueberries on our cereal, oranges for our juice, or almonds in our muffins. Honeybees are powerhouse pollinators, the most important...

Summer Articles and Activities

October is pumpkin time! Pumpkins are the quintessential fall vegetable, for everything from jack-o-lantern carving and seasonal decorating to pie baking and soup making.  Growing pumpkins in a home...
It’s not too late in the season to install or expand your school garden. Encourage your new students to become engaged in the garden and lay the foundation for successful spring planting by trying some fun garden projects this fall....
Work together as a family in the garden. Let children explore different plants and perhaps even try a few edibles! Fall reminds us of the seasonal nature of gardens. The vegetables,flowers,herbs, and fruits we nurtured all summer have...
What's growing in your backyard? You don't have to travel far to make botanical discoveries. Perhaps you've wondered what type of tree is growing in your backyard or discovered a beautiful new flower blooming in your perennial bed....
               

Fall Articles and Activities

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,...
Fresh apples are most plentiful in fall, making it a great time to cook up a few classic apple favorites, like homemade applesauce and baked apples. Fresh apple snacks are also a welcome treat. These recipes are delicious, low fat and very...
When we have breakfast each day, we can thank honeybees for making our meal possible by pollinating the blueberries on our cereal, oranges for our juice, or almonds in our muffins. Honeybees are powerhouse pollinators, the most important...

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