Category Archives: journals

February First – winter gardens

Garden Learning has been in hibernation for the last few months. For two reasons one a broken wrist made it hard to type and take pictures but more importantly  in Minnesota the ground is white and frozen, the air is … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung – can you name that flower?

  Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, Minnesota opened last week (April 15th). It means that spring is really here. It may still be chilly but so much warmer that two months ago. It is time to put on your jacket, … 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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Variations

After looking so closely at our drawings of leaves I started looking at trees not just leaves and noticed that there are lots of things that are the same and different.  I noticed that there are many varieties of evergreen … Continue reading

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Is a Bog the Same as a Swamp?

I know that a swamp and a bog have lots of water, green plants and you really can’t walk in them.  Well, unless you are someplace like Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis where the quacking bog has a floating walkway. … Continue reading

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Our flowers have genes?

The garden has now moved past the early spring flowers. Those flowers are long gone and there are large green leaves and new flowers everywhere. This new group of flowers have characteristics that tell them to bloom in late May … Continue reading

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How do gardens change?

One way a garden changes is by the work people do to care for the garden, another way is by diseases that plants get and then die away.    Another way is through storms and tornadoes. On May 22 Eloise Butler … Continue reading

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