Gardening with kids is a joy, but often it feels like double the work. Its more messy and exhausting. Now that it’s summer and my son is out of school, it will be hard to get all the work done in our garden plot. While I focus on my gardening tasks, I need to keep … More Light Through the Swiss Chard
My son has his own garden bed in our community garden plot. For the last two years he has only planted Giant Sunflower seeds in his garden bed. This year he planted Bottle Gourd seeds along with a new variety of Sunflower seeds. My son plans to make his own birdhouses and musical instruments from … More Sunflower and Gourd Seeds Planted
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Howard County Conservancy gives my son a big backyard where he can freely explore a creek, run in a field, study wildlife, feed a goat, grow a garden, hold a wiggling tadpole and observe its eyes under a magnifying glass and simply learn to value our beautiful natural world. Last weekend, our family worked at … More Moving Day for Tadpoles
My Christmas Cactus has faithfully bloomed at Christmas for the past seven years. I don’t do anything special to insure that it blooms. It stays in the same spot in front of a window that brings in morning sunlight. It is in a clay pot that sits on a drain saucer filled with stones. I … More Christmas Cactus
This week I brought home carrots and radishes from our garden plot. We still have carrots, spinach and turnips growing under row covers. Today we did not visit our garden plot, but searched for a Christmas tree. Our son found our Christmas tree today at a local Christmas tree stand. He insisted on bringing home … More Our Christmas Tree
The wind swirls and scoops up leaves from the neighborhood and dumps them into our tiny front yard. The yard is covered with brown leaves when the only tree in it, a Bradford Pear, still has its green leaves. Every fall we collect at least 4 tall bags of these extra leaves. We are grateful … More Saving Fall Leaves for the Garden
My five year old son surprised us this past sunny Saturday when he eagerly followed our instructions and helped us cut up and compost our tomato plants. Often our son does not want to do the garden jobs we ask him to do. He prefers to create his own jobs. Here is a list of … More Our Little Garden Helper