Gardening With Children

I often heard stories from people about their gardening experience when they were children.  Usually the story has something to do with the person being forced to pull mountains of weeds. The quickest way for kids to lose their interest in gardening is to force them to do laborious and monotonous tasks, like weeding.…

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Building A Children’s Patio

It's important for kids to have a place to play outdoors.  My kids are outside with me all the time but they don't always want to garden so to help them have a safe place to play and explore I put together this children's patio and mini-garden for Lowe's Creative Ideas.  It's a simple…

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5 Ways to Have a Child Friendly Garden

We have three children in our household who love to be outdoors.  It's extremely hard for this gardener to sneak outside without someone tagging along.  That's a good thing! I'm thrilled that they love to be outside in the open air experiencing what all kids should have the opportunity to experience.  It's important though…

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Spring is Progressing Around the Garden

It's been warm here in TN.  Very warm. So warm that everything thinks it is indeed spring - including this gardener!  Essentially it is spring.  The weather is identical to a typical March, warm days, heavy rain showers coming through.  We've even had thunderstorms - in January.  It's been a strange month.  But just…

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