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Just Use Your Imagination, and your child’s toys, to Make a Fairy Garden

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. Matthew 19:14 A couple years ago I gathered a hodge podge of tiny props and flat ground growling herbs to make my little girl a fairy garden. I had always been captivated by… Continue reading Just Use Your Imagination, and your child’s toys, to Make a Fairy Garden

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How You Can Identify a Hornworm Problem Before You Spot the Worm

I cannot believe what just defiled my garden.

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Ladybug Raising: Beneficial Gardening Meets Early Education

It is early in the gardening season but, oh no, I’ve already spotted the damage. Several leaves are getting spotty. It could be aphids, or spider mites, or white flies…oh my! I need to call in reinforcements! Take a look at what happened after I found a lady bug in the back of my yard… Continue reading Ladybug Raising: Beneficial Gardening Meets Early Education

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We Planted Lima Beans For Memory Sake

I must have been about 10 years old when I learned what a Lima Bean was and tasted it after picking it right off an organic vine in my Grandpa’s backyard garden. Little did I know how these brief childhood experiences would impact me for a lifetime. 

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Gardening With Children is Messy; Do it Anyway.

My daughter has been "helping" me in the garden since she was one year old. I may have learned a little bit about plant spacing, pruning, covering exposed soil with mulch to prevent weeds, weeding, etc; but gardening with a toddler is kind of like gardening with Curious George.