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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

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.
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...

Summer Articles and Activities

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...
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...

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...
It's August and blazing hot, and your kids may be more interested in the local swimming hole than they are in the garden. But in just a few weeks, autumn temperatures will bring relief and, for some folks, an end to the growing season. The...
tomato hornwormThere's nothing more frustrating than working hard with your child or grandchild to build and plant a garden, only to have pests munch your prized plants before you can. Insect pests can ruin the party by devouring 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...

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