Edible Gardening for Children in Saratoga Springs, NY

These days a lot of people want to grow their own organic food in edible gardens, at home. In Saratoga Springs I have several clients who have edible gardens in raised beds like the one shown here. It is always a good idea to plant to attract pollinators, like the Sunflower, Borage and Nasturtium in [...]

Children’s gardening in Lake George, NY

Last year I was commissioned by an amusement park to put together a children's gardening project in Lake George, NY. We decided to plant organic edible gardens in non-permanent raised beds, using an excellent quality organic soil. The project was boatloads of fun for everyone involved- as the summer progressed, the children experienced harvesting organic [...]

Children’s Gardening Project

This week found me delightfully engaged in one of my all time favorite types of gardening projects: I was comissioned by an amusement park center near me to design and install some Children's Gardens, with the kids there helping! We decided to use Little Acres because they are the perfect size for manageable fun for [...]

My Gardening Sign. (Keep business local!)

I found a local artist this summer who painted a beautiful sign for me to bring to my gardening locations. It gives a bit more of a sanctioned feel to my work. I set it in a big flower pot filled with boulders, strap on my kneepads, and get right into the given day's project(s). [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:33:49-04:00January 20th, 2012|Butterfly Habitat Plants, Children's gardens, Habitat Gardens, Herb gardens, Native Plants|Comments Off on My Gardening Sign. (Keep business local!)

Funspot Basil Project with Kids!!

This week I was lucky enough to be invited to my area's local fun center for kids (skating rink, minitiature golf, go-carts and big playgrounds), "The Fun Spot," to do a planting project with the kids: pots of basil seeds, and a simple lesson on after care. (Sunny window, frequent watering.) We used organic seeds [...]

By |2011-11-11T12:37:05-05:00November 11th, 2011|Children's gardens, Herb gardens|Comments Off on Funspot Basil Project with Kids!!

The summer in review

The other day we had a hard freeze where I live. I knew it was coming, but I felt devastated anyways. My Dahlias had been profusely flowering in a last gasp attempt to be productive, my Yellow Bell Pepper was forming new baby peppers. All this flurry of life had given me a strange denial [...]

By |2016-11-03T10:33:59-04:00November 8th, 2011|Butterfly Habitat Plants, Children's gardens, fruit trees, Habitat Gardens, Herb gardens, Songbird Gardens|Comments Off on The summer in review

Children and gardens

A great way to begin teaching children about nature is to have some special space just for them in the garden! There are many projects that grab active youngsters attention. Choosing plants that grow quickly is always a good bet, as children can see the difference in the garden from day to day. There are [...]