Category Archives: Reflections

Earth Day, Gardens and Books for the little folks

Our earth is old but continues to grow. Today is considered Earth Day. A day to honor our earth, our plants, animals and the globe we live on. It does seem a bit odd that we find one day each … Continue reading

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Gardening means I need to know my math

  It is spring the leaf buds are pushing open on the lilac bushes and my indoor garden has been growing for a few weeks. It was great fun to start spring inside but I discovered I had lots of … Continue reading

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Questions for you

  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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New Beginnings

Thank you to all of you who have continued to stop by and see what is happening at Garden Learning. I returned to classroom teaching this year and very quickly fell behind on my writing.  As summer approaches I am … 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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When did summer come to the garden?

Summer has arrived and the garden has changed from the early April days when it was full of snow.   The flowers are changing weekly and even the small and not so small critters are out and about. (Last week I … Continue reading

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