Month: April 2020

Teaching Kids About Gardening – It’s More Than Just Growing Plants
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Teaching Kids About Gardening – It’s More Than Just Growing Plants

With most schools closed and homeschooling or continuing your children’s education online the new norm, parents (and even teachers) are looking for engaging ways to keep kids motivated while learning. The garden is just the place for that. Nearly any school subject can be covered outdoors in the garden, from math to science to reading, […]

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Who’s In The Garden: You’re Never Really Alone When Gardening
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Who’s In The Garden: You’re Never Really Alone When Gardening

My garden sits at the very back of our long and narrow property. It’s far from the road, my neighbor’s houses, the kids, the phone…you get the picture. It’s my quiet little sanctuary where I can turn dirt and seeds into food for my family and temporarily forget about the problems of the real world. […]

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Catchy Plant Names: 7 Plants That Stir Emotion
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Catchy Plant Names: 7 Plants That Stir Emotion

Did you ever see a plant with a name that conjured up something familiar to you, causing an emotional response to the plant? Of course, then you just had to buy it! I think hybridizers try to come up with clever, catchy plant names for their new introductions, then other times they are named for […]

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Garden Planning During A Pandemic – How Do I Plan My Garden
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Garden Planning During A Pandemic – How Do I Plan My Garden

Here in Michigan, March is when I start to think about my garden. I start planning any changes I want to make to beds. I clean them up and get the containers ready for my herb garden. I start to get excited about shopping at the garden center for supplies and transplants. This year, however, […]

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Gardening History – Story Behind Victory Gardens
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Gardening History – Story Behind Victory Gardens

Whether you’re a history buff or not, you’ve likely heard of Victory Gardens at some point. This is one part of our nation’s history that I’m actually quite proud of, especially since I’m a gardener. The story of Victory Gardens is an interesting one, and with current events keeping many of us at home these […]

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