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5 Fun Summer Activities for Kids

  School's out. At least for a few more weeks. I say make the most of it. Time for summer fun only the way summer...

Handy Helen — Garden Maker

  Helen is a garden maker on the move. Her own garden just the beginning. Her self proclaimed motto is "I tinker therefore I am". It might not...

Garden Making with Handy Helen

  Helen, aka Handy Helen, is a woman on a mission with a garden growing from beginning, middle to end. Most recently she's up to...

Gardening Gone Wild

It wasn’t long ago I was struck with one of my many wild ideas to start a non-profit supporting pollinator gardens. I was convinced...

Upcycle — Gardening on a Budget

What is it about coming across something perfectly wonderful when you're least expecting it -- at the thrift store, a garage sale or sitting...

20 Tips for Gardening with Kids

  What is one of your first childhood, garden memories? Does it jump to the tip of your mind? Or maybe you're like me and...

Guerrilla Gardening Surprise

I have a new guerrilla gardening tactic. Walk around with a flat of seedlings wrapped up neatly in paper pots and see what happens....

Garden Planning and the Five F’s

The art of crafting a garden is one of the most fulfilling and sometimes hair pulling endeavors to embark upon. Clean lines, starting small...

George Harrison — Gardener

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXX2W-jWvZI Love it.

Plant a Tree With Dame Judi Dench

http://youtu.be/voLCGG-pC1Q The Woodland Trust is a British organization aiming to save and restore forest lands of the UK. Only 2% of Britain's ancient woodlands remain....

Framing Seasons

The crazy, inexplicable tug of fall is here.  I love it.  In fact, I'm in a quandary.  For all my love of spring and...

The Stuff in Between

Is the substance that is life simply the blur between the lines?  In fact, what happened to the lines and whatever was supposed to...

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Weeds

"Emily, come help me weed..."  The wave of complete suffering that went through my body was whole and dramatic.  The effort of holding myself...

Shooting From the Hip

"Shit or get off the pot."  This is a phrase my mother commanded on a regular basis while I was growing up and continues...
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