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How to Save Zinnia Seeds

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Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers to grow in my garden. Not only are they beautiful and easy to grow, they are also a kid-friendly plant and saving their seeds for next year's garden is really easy. Your children will not only love picking beautiful zinnias next year, but…

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Seed Starting Tips for Kids – Fall Gardens

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Looking to get the kids more involved outdoors? Here are seed starting tips for kids to get them outside and learning right now! Gardening with kids is a great opportunity to teach them about a variety of subjects. Not only can they learn how food grows and take responsibility for…

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Homemade Gourd Bird Feeder DIY

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I was excited a while ago to find inspiration for a bird feeder made out of pumpkins on Pinterest. I love growing fun gourds in my garden. They're just amazing to watch grow - so colorful and fun for the kids. But honestly, what good are tons of gourds? I…

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Fall Bulbs Planting Guide

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The weather is cooling off big time in Eastern Iowa and it's about time to start planting bulbs for beautiful spring flowers like tulips, crocus, daffodils, and iris, as well as for garlic in the summer. Fall Bulbs Planting Guide Planting bulbs is a pretty easy task - but you've…

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Flower Hair Wreath DIY

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Did you ever make the little daisy chain necklaces when you were a kid? One thing I've been wanting to do with my kids for a long time is make flower hair wreaths out of wild flowers and flowers that I grow in my garden. I thought it would be…

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Garden Wall Art DIY

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A quick search on Pinterest for Garden Wall Art will turn up a lot of ideas for gorgeous living art - art made out of moss, succulents, and many up-cycyled objects. I've got a gorgeous old up-cycled garden shed that has been begging for a Garden Wall Art DIY, and…

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