I grew up with a father who came from a 2,000 acre family farm and, even though he left farming behind in his latter years, he still maintained one very serious "backyard garden." We had rows and rows of corn, beans, lettuce, onions, radishes, peppers... you name it, we had it. And this was long before the hip and trendy grow your own veggies movement became … [Read more...] about How To Grow a Garden For Kids!
One of my favorite parts of having a backyard space is the pops of color and the array of different ornaments that express your own personal style. Whether it is metal art or fabric pots, having those distinguishing pieces in your backyard is what gives it a personality of its own. Sometimes those personal pieces can come at a huge expense to your pocket books. But honestly, if … [Read more...] about DIY Backyard Projects To Add Personality [Cheap And Easy]
I love growing my own garden each year. I look forward to planting and to harvesting my own food- partly because it is fun, partly because it is healthy and partly because it is a green choice. I love feeling the spring arrive and I love getting the garden beds ready for planting. I love watching the plants grow and I love my kids reaction when they see fruits and veggies … [Read more...] about Organic Choice Gardening Products Review
You’ve trudged through snowbanks. You’ve braved the cold winds. You’ve bundled up in eight different layers just to travel from the house to the car. It’s been a long siege, but you’ve finally made it- winter is over and spring has arrived. It’s time to shake off the battle gear, pack those coats and scarves away, and feel the sun on your skin. This kind of victory calls for … [Read more...] about 10 Fun Spring Activities For Preschoolers
Plants are so good for us! Just the thought of an indoor garden makes me happy. Plants help people relax and feel good. While horticulture is predominately an outdoor hobby, it’s not difficult to grow plants inside the home throughout colder, winter months. Consider bringing air-freshening, natural life to interiors with healthy house plants. Not everyone is born with a green … [Read more...] about Grow Healthy House Plants With These Easy Tips
The simple act of planting, tending, and growing flowers can have minor and major benefits to every family. With just a bit of soil, seeds, and perseverance you can obtain the educational, social, environmental, and health benefits of planting flowers. I loved to help my grandmother in the garden and I have still have many fond memories of gardening and playing in the garden on … [Read more...] about The Many Benefits of Planting Flowers
Spring is a time for rebirth – baby animals, sprouting plants, and displaying new spring décor. This seed starting in eggshells craft combines the joy of spring into one easy, kid-friendly project. Give your children a mini-garden to grow and care for- all you need for space is a windowsill to create this easy eggshell nursery. Not only does this craft create a cute display, … [Read more...] about Seed Starting In Eggshells