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Updated: May 15, 2019

Tree Planting Activity

Tree Planting Activity

An Imagination Station Activity

Age: Preschool and up
Time: 5 minutes or your life time
Type of Activity: Backyard science

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Updated: June 21, 2022

101 Beautiful Flower Names and Plant Names for Girls

Nature Girl Names

Spring has sprung — and you have flowers on your mind! But the garden isn’t the only place you’ll find fab foliage. Flower names, plant-inspired names, and names for girls inspired by towering trees are sweet, sentimental, classic, and even sassy. Whether you’re on the hunt for a modern moniker that stands out or a traditional pick that pays homage to Mother Nature, flower names for girls are everything you are looking for and more.

Updated: May 15, 2019
Updated: May 15, 2019

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Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Ornamental Garden

Garden Path

The low-maintenance garden

Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Ornamental Garden

Gardening with your family can be fun, and it can be a great way to teach your kids about nature and the environment. If you'd like to see green plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees in your yard instead of just a broad expanse of lawn, you're on your way to an environmentally friendly landscape.

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by: Ford Seeman

5 Ways to Get Kids to Care About the Environment

5 ways to get kids to appreciate environmental awareness

For many years we’ve been on the losing end of climate change. An unexpected byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, our planet has seen some improvements it hasn’t seen in decades. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee the gains made will continue as stay-at-home orders around the world are eased.

More: 10 Eco-Friendly Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Updated: May 15, 2019

Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Ornamental Garden

Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Ornamental Garden

Gardening with your family can be fun, and it can be a great way to teach your kids about nature and the environment. If you'd like to see green plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees in your yard instead of just a broad expanse of lawn, you're on your way to an environmentally friendly landscape. Just be sure to follow "green" practices and opt for a low-maintenance garden.

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Botanical Names

Botanical Names

The Victorians' fondness for two flower names – Rose and Lily – clearly ignited their passion for all sorts of names with botanical elements. Interestingly enough, neither Lily nor Rose actually had botanical origins. Rose is derived from the Old German word hros, which became the modern word "horse," and Lily was a pet name from Elizabeth.

What's in a Name

Susanna, a somewhat popular Hebrew name, means "lily."

Updated: May 15, 2019

EarthSavers: Air

EarthSavers: Air

Clean air -- you can't see, smell, or taste it, but you sure can't live without it! Cars, factories, and electricity make our lives easier, but they also produce gasses and chemicals that pollute the air. Polluted air is bad for people to breathe, and it can harm animals, trees, and plants. And it doesn't just blow away -- the pollution can return to earth as acid rain.

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Seasonal Fun Facts

Winter Holiday Trivia

Seasonal Fun Facts

Expand your holiday trivia knowledge with these interesting tidbits from past and recent history.

New Year's Ball

Holiday Past
The original ball lowered in Times Square on New Year's Eve back in 1907 was made of iron and wood and decorated with 100 light bulbs.

Holiday Present
The modern New Year's ball is made of Waterford crystal, covered with 696 light bulbs, 96 strobe lights, and 90 rotating pyramid mirrors.

The Popular Poinsettia

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Treating Poison Ivy

Treating Poison Ivy

Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac can cause severe rashes and itching.
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac
can cause severe rashes and itching.

Like the old song says, some of the worst skin rashes come from plants and trees. Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac all produce an oily substance that can irritate the skin of most people.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Family Gardening Tips

Family Gardening Tips

Cynthia Davis Klemmer, the Children's Education Coordinator at theMassachusetts Horticultural Society, suggests these gardening activity tips for families:

  • Start small. Window boxes or containers, because of their smallsize, can actually turn out to be rather luxurious gardens. Recycle clean bleach and milkcontainers. Cut off the tops and use them as planters.
  • Be willing to put up with a less-than-perfect looking garden: crookedrows and weeds are okay.
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Getting to Know Food

Where food comes from

Where food comes from

Getting to Know Food

The objects on the trees were apples, but how would Hayley have known? Until her first outing to a local farm, she thought apples came in a bag from the supermarket.

Few of us grew up on a farm, but it seems like we know more about where food comes from than our children do, or will in the future. In this grab-and-go world, highly processed convenience foods are the norm for kids, who often don't have a clue about the origins of what they are eating.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Basket

Getting started

Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Vegetable Garden

With produce prices spiraling ever higher, it's a great time to consider planting your own vegetable and herb garden. If you have a sunny spot in your yard, or even just a sunny deck, you can grow your own organic produce, and always have fresh ingredients on hand for your family dinners.

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