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backyard fun: dissecting, examining, and learning about flowers
July 14, 2011 5 comments

backyard fun: dissecting, examining, and learning about flowers

Dissecting flowers–totally pulling them apart–is a little bit funny for some kids. At least it was for mine. We tell them they can’t pick the flowers in our gardens unless ...

how kids can--and should--help with gardening
May 23, 2011 24 comments

how kids can–and should–help with gardening

It’s been a different kind of weekend over here; our littlest one has been under the weather for the greater part of the last four days, and the wedding shower ...

just a little back yard rainbow hunt
May 24, 2010 2 comments

just a little back yard rainbow hunt

Just a big pile of leaves, flower petals, and weeds? Nope. Rainbow hunt? Yes! Yep–right in our back yard, where we’ve already hunted for letters, numbers, fragrances, and colors. And ...

our easy and exciting backyard fragrance experiment
April 7, 2010 5 comments

our easy and exciting backyard fragrance experiment

It’s been impossible to ignore that springtime (or is it summer?) has arrived in full-force, so for the last few days, we’ve been enjoying our own backyard, our brand-new pup, ...

totally terrarium, batman
March 2, 2009 3 comments

totally terrarium, batman

Ever since I read Adrian Higgins’ article in The Washington Post a few weeks back (actually 2/19/09) about the crazy comeback that terrariums are making, I’ve been a woman driven. ...