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Unpacking the New Roses

We ordered 6 new roses last fall through our Golden Isles Rose Society. This weekend, they arrived. Woohoo!! Since it was very cold (for us), we watered them well and tucked them behind the breezeway and wrapped them with cardboard boxes to stay warm. Now that the temps have risen, we brought the new roses…

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Rainforest in a Bottle

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my Disclosure Statement here for more info. The latest chapter in our science curriculum had a fun observation exercise for the Wonder Kids: create a rainforest in a bottle. The chapter included a trip through the Amazon rainforest with a native guide. I admit that we don’t…

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Future Floral Friday

Julie at Garden Delights posts her newest blooms from her garden on Fridays during the spring and summer gardening season. It’s a little early in the season to have anything to share today so I’m showing you future blooms for upcoming (in a couple of weeks/months) Floral Fridays. Blooming soon in our zone 9a garden:…

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Sorting All the Seeds

Now that we’ve sorta kinda narrowed down our seed selections for the first growing season, it’s time to figure out when to seed what. This is one of the favorite garden chores of the Wonder Kids. Armed with our garden calendar from the newspaper, our kitchen calendar, and our seeds, we started plotting veggie growing.…

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Tomatoes for the Give Away Garden

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my Disclosure statement here for more info. Our New Year’s Resolution no. 1 is already showing promise. On New Year’s Day, we started the Roma and Supersweet 100 tomatoes. Starting 2016 off with a hope of sharing our bounty seemed to be a fitting start. Once…

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More Milkweed on Monday

*Now that my “Magic Tree House” memorization has reared it’s head, we can move on to winter sowing milkweed.* We had a lovely discussion a few days ago with fellow gardeners on wintersowing with kids. I mentioned that we were planning to sow another round of milkweed in milk jugs.  When we went outside to…

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The Scary Amaryllis

Our amaryllis from Longfield Gardens is blooming from its second stalk. This is quite a delightful thing of beauty in our house. We placed it at the front door so we (and everyone who comes in the house) could see it every time we go to the door. But let me warn you about placing…

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First Round of Seed Selection

To be honest, I’m a seedaholic. I love buying seeds and growing from seeds. I do both of these too much. The proof is in our seed selections for this year’s garden. So, here’s the first round of our seed selection.  Tomatoes   Peppers   Squash family and beans   Herbs. More will definitely have to be…