Backyard Biology – Designing A Garden To Be A Kid’s Science Lab

Backyard Biology – Designing A Garden To Be A Kid’s Science Lab

As the editor of this newspaper, my job is mostly to bring ideas together, and as they flow in from around the garden world, I get to fill in the blanks…

Inspirations: Betsy the Bluebird

Inspirations: Betsy the Bluebird

Nine days ago we got side tracked on the way down the driveway. An afternoon of errand running got waylaid by a small bird hopping and trying to quickly flap her…

Instant Garden Party: Boxman Studios

Instant Garden Party: Boxman Studios

  I’m planning a heck of a party this summer and ground zero for the shindig will be my barn.  I’m lucky to have a barn (centered in my garden) where…

How to Build a Stick Fort

How to Build a Stick Fort

Toys that leave something to the imagination are hard to come by.   Even harder are those that actually aim to encourage your kids to go outside and make something original….

The Banging Wall in the Woods

The Banging Wall in the Woods

For gardens with kids…. There is something so magical about this simple creation by an artistic mom for the enjoyment of her children.  It is a banging wall — located far…

Garden Gallery: Jerry’s Desert Rooms

Garden Gallery: Jerry’s Desert Rooms

I find the idea behind Jerry Sohn’s desert garden rooms unbelievably inspiring.   Wanting a place in the vast landscape of the Mojave Desert  (where he owns a small house),  he commissioned Architect Arata…

DIY: How to Make A Hobbit House (In Your Garden)

DIY: How to Make A Hobbit House (In Your Garden)

Hayden Regina – creator of the Hobbit Houses at Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles, Michigan – is joining us today to share how he created a set of charming little houses…

Garden Gallery: Mennen’s Gravel Garden

Garden Gallery: Mennen’s Gravel Garden

Mennen’s gravel garden has been evolving over the last couple of years.  It is full of recycled treasures and what once was a space largely catering to her children, the updated…

DIY: Great Halloween Ideas

DIY: Great Halloween Ideas

The starter motor in my car was dead this morning, so I have to drive the truck.  Driving the truck makes everything feel different.  It is the vehicular equivalent of rose colored glasses…except it…

Zip Lines (Trend?)

Zip Lines (Trend?)

Have you noticed that zip lines are kinda popping up every where?  Indy 500, Super Bowl, parks, back yards (I have one), — I think we are  (and are going to)…

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