Category Archives: Garden Learning

Reflections

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  Winter has come to this northern garden. ¬†Last year at this time I posted that this blog was going into hibernation for the winter. My teaching schedule was crazy and the garden was closed and locked for the cold … Continue reading

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Summer of Bugs

It is August and I am tired of these bugs! I don’t need any more mosquitoes or flies or beetles or spiders or worms! But wait before we get rid of all these crawly things we might want to know … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods

We often go walking and see plants, trees and animals. What is the difference between a group of trees and a forest or woods? Why do we call a place a forest and what will we find when walking there? … Continue reading

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So Many Names for the Garden

The garden can have a lot of names. There is the name that is given to the location by the people who created it or take care of it. The wild garden that I visit is called the Eloise Butler … Continue reading

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Flowers and Bees and Honey

It is summer and the garden is wild with flowers and green plants. The spring rains have made a big difference but we need more than just sun and rain. We need some friends to help our plants along the … Continue reading

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Looking closely – changes in the garden

Close observation is one of the skills we use as scientists, naturalists, artists and writers. If you think about it close observation helps with lots of things.¬† It is one of the ways we learn about the world around us. … Continue reading

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What is a plant library? Compare and Contrast

What is a plant library? We are all familiar with our public or school library. They are these great quiet places where we go to learn, research, read and check out books. Have you ever thought about a plant library? … Continue reading

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