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Do you have any tips or resources to share about gardening with kids?

Started by Head Gardener/Scotts Miracle-Gro. Last reply by Carah Casler Feb 28. 1 Reply

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Comment by Head Gardener/Scotts Miracle-Gro on March 12, 2014 at 11:47am

Look at these adorable spoon markers for the garden!! These would be perfect for the kids to work on now before the ground is ready to plant! http://domesticsimplicity.com/2011/04/06/recycled-spoon-garden-mark...

Comment by Kailyn on March 24, 2014 at 4:08pm

This little teepee is just too cute! This would definitely entertain my little ones while we wait for our veggies to grow this summer. Has anyone tried something like this? 

Comment by Lara Kretler on July 2, 2014 at 1:26pm

Just posted a photo album to my page of our current "gardening with kids" project - a Sunflower House!

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Summer Bird Feeding Tips

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on July 21, 2014 at 8:46am 0 Comments

We're often advised to plant red flowers to attract hummingbirds. But do you know why this color is so alluring to hummers? I was surprised to learn from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that it's not because of an inherent preference for red. Turns out that other nectar sippers like bees and butterflies have an easier time finding pale colored flowers. In nature, red flowers tend to have more nectar in them because they aren't visited as often by…

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Tips for maintaining container gardens

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on July 18, 2014 at 8:59am 0 Comments

Container plantings often begin to look a little "peaked" by midsummer. If blossoming is getting sparse on trailing plants like petunias, cut them back to stimulate a new flush of growth and flowers. If your pot or hanging basket contains several plants, trim back any that have grown so vigorously they are over-running their neighbors. Some plants, lobelia for example, may take a break from blooming in the summer heat. Trim them back and you'll get a new flush of blossoms as the weather…

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Regional Gardening Reports

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on July 15, 2014 at 7:52am 0 Comments

July is a busy month for gardeners. We're planting, harvesting, weeding, watering, and simply enjoying the garden's beauty and bounty. Find out what’s up in your region in this month’s Regional Gardening Report.http://www.garden.org/regional/report

What lives in the Garden?

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on July 14, 2014 at 9:45am 0 Comments

What lives in the garden? Although you can design a habitat to attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies, numerous organisms reside happily in more typical schoolyard gardens. The most obvious residents are plants, but gardens are home to many living creatures, including fungi, worms, insects, and small animals. Get a free lesson from the July edition of Kids Garden News to explore your garden's inhabitants! …

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Do you have any tips or resources to share about gardening with kids?

Started by Head Gardener/Scotts Miracle-Gro. Last reply by Carah Casler Feb 28. 1 Reply

What are your favorite ways to get started?Continue

Tags: kids, gardening

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