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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."

Frozen Flowers

Frozen Flowers

The nice thing about a break in the weather that occurs around Memorial Day is the beginning of the growing season. You can celebrate the gift of flowers in your life by making these unique floral arrangements that are “frozen” in time.

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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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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.

Make a Hanging Basket

Hanging plant basket

Make a Hanging Basket

Materials

  • Hanging wire basket
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Potting soil
  • Selected plants (see Note)
Directions

Hanging baskets of flowers provide lots of color throughout the summer and fall. A ten-inch basket will hold eight to twelve plants, depending on the varieties chosen.

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by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book

Let's Pretend for Toddlers

Let's Pretend for Toddlers


This activity will give your child's large muscles a workout along with his imagination.

Directions

  1. Give your child a series of instructions such as "Let's pretend you are a rabbit. Can you hop like a rabbit?" or "Let's pretend you are an elephant. Can you walk about like a big, heavy elephant?"
  2. Try other animals and include things such as plants growing in the ground, a flower opening on a summer day, or a balloon being filled with air.

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Making a Terrarium

Types of terrariums

Making a Terrarium

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A terrarium is a glass case with earth in it, where plants and flowers can grow.

Creating a terrarium – a glass case with earth in it, where plants and flowers can grow – is a super activity to begin during the long winter months, when a bit of greenery perks up anyone's spirits.

Ideas for containers:

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From Trash to Crafts

Egg cartons, styrofoam products

From Trash to Crafts

Crafty Clues

Clean and collect a week's worth of items that you'd normally throw away and challenge your children to think of ways you could use the items in crafting.

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Build an Aquarium Terrarium

Build an Aquarium Terrarium

You'll need these materials:

  • A small to medium size aquarium
  • Charcoal (finely ground)
  • Small pebbles
  • Perlite
  • Soil mix
  • Assorted small plants, such as ivy, mini-african violets, small herb plants, or cacti
  • Glass or plastic for top

    What to do:

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    The Importance of Personal Goals in a Marriage

    The Importance of Personal Goals in a Marriage

    When you are married and have a family, it's still important to keep in mind personal goals. Your goals might be small, such as reading a new book every month, or they might be larger, such as developing a new hobby or learning a new skill. Personal goals will help you grow as a person and will enrich your life and your marriage.

    Marriage Q & A's

    Q: Now that I'm married, is it still okay for me to have individual goals?

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