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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

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...
When it comes to designing your home garden, half the fun is in the planning. Your yard reflects your family's own style, your garden's conditions, and your region's climate. While there are plenty of resources to advise you on the last...
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,...
This spring, try using natural dyes to decorate your Easter Eggs.

Summer Articles and Activities

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...
No time to garden because your summer schedule is full?  For a part time garden experience with the full benefit of fresh vegetables, adopt a school garden! In the summer months, students and faculty leave the school campus for break...
Here are a few garden activity ideas to fill those last few summer vacation days and prepare to head back to school:
Summer is the perfect time to get your kids excited about eating their fruits and veggies. Fresh produce is readily available from home gardens, farmer’s markets and grocery stores, and since supplies are up, the price is often down. Last...

Fall Articles and Activities

In most parts of the country, fall is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs. The soil is still warm enough for roots to become established before winter sets in, but deciduous trees and shrubs have dropped their leaves and require no...
Fall reminds us of the seasonal nature of gardens. The vegetables, flowers, herbs, and fruits we nurtured all summer have rewarded us with food, color, and enjoyment, but in most parts of the country, autumn also marks the beginning of the...
Compost pockets in the top layer of this lasagna bed await transplantsIt's not too late to grow a garden this summer. Here's a great idea for building a raised-bed garden that won't break your back and gets your kids interested in...
When my daughter was young, one of our favorite garden activities was to dig potatoes. Even now, at 18 years old, she's happy to help harvest the spuds. There's something timeless about digging for buried treasure that every kid enjoys,...
Secret hideaways, garden playrooms, and special structures are enticements for involving kids in the garden, and they can transform the garden into a fantasyland and refuge. All of these projects can involve and reward the whole family and...

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