All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘kids’

amber bug soap

Amber Fossilized Insect Soap

Have you ever seen an insect fossilized in amber? Amber is tree sap that has hardened over a very long time, and there are many specimens that have perfectly preserved insects suspended inside the stone—some of them millions of years old! Because amber preserves insects so flawlessly and for so long, scientists have used it to learn about some of …

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Fairy Garden Solar Light made from hanging bsaket

Fairy Light Project: DIY Solar Light Chandelier

This DIY solar light chandelier is an easy project that took me all of fifteen minutes to put together, and it has become one of my most-loved decorative objects in the garden. It adds a whimsical touch hanging from the tree above the rustic table and chair set that is part of my backyard play garden. Make this project in …

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Bee On Agastache Blue Fortune

The Importance of Bee Culture: How We Can Teach the Next Generation About Bees

Gardeners know how important bees are, but how can we pass the information on bee culture to younger generations so that is it meaningful to them? Author and environmentalist Robbie Shell has some great ideas on how to teach our children, grandchildren, and other young people in our lives just how essential bees are to our world, and she’s been kind …

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Heirloom Tomatoes

Saving Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Forget seed catalogs, I’m shopping for my tomatoes at the farmer’s market. Walking through the colorful displays of produce at my local farmer’s market, I’m brimming with anticipation for the next gardening year. The heirloom tomatoes that I pick out today—given they pass the all-important taste test—will be the garden bounty of my future. Saving heirloom tomato seeds brings back those …

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How To Make Sun Print Cards

Preserve the Beauty of the Garden with Cyanotype Sun-Print Cards

There are many ways to collect beauty from the garden and preserve it but one of my favorites is to create greeting cards using a historic photographic method, cyanotype printing. I first used this method to create sun print napkins and was thrilled with the results. I was hooked on the possibilities of the interesting shapes in the garden that just needed to be immortalized. Using …

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Edible Flower Lollies

A Sweet Garden Party Treat: Edible Flower Lollipops

My best friend’s daughter turned one year old last weekend and I made up a batch of these edible flower lollipops to give away as favors for her floral-themed party. The guests were amazed by how these turned out and many were surprised to learn that violas are actually edible. Edible flowers are all the rage. They are tasty, of course, …

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