Fun and Educational Nature and Gardening Gifts For Kids

November 28, 2022

For children of all ages and the young at heart alike, here are my picks for some of the coolest fun and educational nature and gardening gifts for kids:

Edited with new products 11-27-22.

kid's wooden greenhouse and garden set

Greenhouse and Garden Set
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27 Garden Theme Holiday Ornaments

November 26, 2022

garden inspired christmas tree ornaments

Celebrate the garden and gardener with these 27 garden theme holiday ornaments. And many are on sale!

 

garden seed packets christmas ornaments

Garden Seed Packets
$24.99 $22.49

 

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Birdcage With Bird
$30

garden theme christmas ornaments set

Set of Four Glass Gardening Ornaments
$49.50 $27.65

 

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Rhinestone Chicken
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How and Why to Pre-Chill Bulbs Before Planting in Fall

October 20, 2022

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After summer’s scorching heat, autumn’s cooler temps have arrived, signaling the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs. Fall-planted bulbs may not offer instant gratification but will provide post-winter blooms worth the wait. 

Depending on where you garden, you … Read More...

How To Bring a Dull Dorm Room to Life With Plants

October 12, 2022

Updated October 2022

College dorms can be sterile and lacking in personality, but there are fun ways to personalize the space and bring nature indoors. Adding plants and nature-themed objects can bring a dull dorm room to life.

 

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10 Best Ergonomic Gardening Tools

October 10, 2022

ergonomic gardening tools for seniors

Ergonomic gardening tools for seniors and folks with disabilities can make planting bulbs, weeding, pruning, and general gardening much easier on the joints. And they make great holiday gifts! Here are some of our faves:


garden claw gloves
Garden Claw Gloves
They let … Read More...

How to Protect Garden Plants During Heatwaves

September 4, 2022

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The world is getting hotter. 100 degrees in the Arctic? Yes, that happened in June 2020.  Gardeners in zones that have never dealt with scorching temperatures must now learn how to protect garden plants during Read More...

A Colorful Modular Table With Flower Pot Legs

June 14, 2022

A Colorful Modular Table With Flower Pot Legs

A series of flower pots nested into this table’s cylindrical legs integrates houseplant life into the everyday rituals of working and dining. Grow on Me brings plants to the table creating the illusion that the foliage is rising directly from Read More...

A Symbiosis Between Plants and Furniture

June 9, 2022

colonaie symbiotic plant furniture and vases

Designer Gionato Gatto’s collection, Coloniae, is a series of objects designed like dwellings within a colony, their structures conceived to interact symbiotically with plants. 

The objects are probably best suited for air plants (Tillandsia) as they don’t appear to … Read More...

Living Sculptures in North America’s Best Public Topiary Gardens

May 12, 2022

Longwood Gardens Topiary Garden. Image via Longwood Gardens.

Edward Scissorhands had nothing on the horticultural artists who painstakingly sculpt topiaries in some of North America’s most spectacular topiary gardens. Come along with us on a virtual tour to experience some Read More...

Documentary Explores Global Soil Fertility Decline

March 22, 2022

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It’s estimated that the planet has only another 60 years left of farmable soil. A result of continuously growing crops along with soil erosion, leaching and nitrogen loss, soil fertility decline occurs when the quantities of nutrients removed from the … Read More...

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