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4 Ways To Help Kids Connect With Mother Nature Through a Love of Gardening

Ideas to help kids love flowers and vegetable gardens and gardening - Great for toddlers and preschool children or older kids. Fun things and suggestions for plants. Creative ideas for boys and girls. Cheap and awesome tips.

This article was contributed to Feels Like Home by Scott Jenkins. I love Scott and Jessica’s parenting here; there’s so much science and positivity and learning going on. Scott helps out with the editing and some occasional writing for his wife’s website Architypes.net. He shares more ideas about getting kids involved in the family garden here. My wife and I bought our first home in the spring of 2003. The backyard was small and a mix of grass, clover and dandelions, but it got sun nearly all day long so I knew that with a little work I could replace … Read more

What is This Mystery Flower?

If you’ve been reading my little mom blog for a while, you probably know that I garden. A lot. I have an extensive flower garden, and Joe and I have five separate vegetable beds. I know plants well. Last week, when I was transplanting some shasta daisies that sprung up in the grass, I found these white flowers. Here’s what I know: I live in zone 6b. I did not plant this little beauty, and I have lived in this house for 11 years. It either grew from a seed or a critter brought in a bulb from elsewhere. The … Read more