Archive for the ‘Kids & Gardening’ Category

Growing a Butterfly Garden

Gardening Jones shares the info you need to attract more butterflies to your garden.


January 22, 2016 · gj · 2 Comments
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The Fairy Garden Gate

My Mother read a lot to us as children, in particular she liked fairy stories. So much so that I have a memory, whether it is real or not, of seeing fairies dance across the tops of the wildflowers in the fields next to our house. At 2 1/2 my grandson is just coming to […]

August 16, 2015 · gj · 3 Comments
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10 Plants for Gardening with Little Grandkids

Last year our Sprout was just a wee bit little, as pictured above, for gardening. Sure, at 1 1/2 years old he could poke his finger in the soil and add a seed, but the concept was completely new. This year we really get to have fun! He’ll be both growing things with his parents, […]

April 28, 2015 · gj · No Comments
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My Garden Can Beat Up Your Garden

Note: This post originally was published in June, 2010. This repost is a tribute to our daughter, who is about to graduate college with numerous honors and awards. She will also be attending a prestigious University to pursue her master degree in the fall. This has always been my favorite post. My youngest daughter and […]

April 18, 2015 · gj · No Comments
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9 Ways to Teach Children About Food

Recently I was at the local grocery buying some fresh produce. Let me tell you, it was hard; but I needed to have fresh for a reason and everything at home is preserved right now. There was a young man checking me out, and he really wasn’t looking at what anything was, just at the […]

March 28, 2015 · gj · No Comments
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Gardening for Babies and Kids

If you have little ones in your life, and you are a gardener, then you are doubly blessed. Choosing what to plant for healthy baby food and for older kids should center on two main things: 1. What produce has the most pesticides in it, and 2. What do kids like? The first one is […]

November 11, 2014 · gj · No Comments
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A Rant: For Our Children and Grandchildren Pt. 2

I am still ticked about what happened yesterday, and there is something I have been holding in that started to seep out in that last post. Now’s the time to get this off my chest: Lots of people talk about pesticides, herbicides and genetically engineered foods; this is important information to get out there. Here […]

August 19, 2014 · gj · 5 Comments
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A Rant: For Our Children and Grandchildren Pt. 1

The facility I work at has on site a pre-school program, government offices, a senior center, a playground and a little league ball field. It is a place where many local residents can find something to do. Today, a 16 year old boy shot a younger boy playing nearby with an air BB gun, multiple […]

August 18, 2014 · gj · 9 Comments
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Sundays in the Garden – with Sprout

“There is a place in your heart you didn’t know existed, until you become a grandparent.” A few of my friends who have had this wonderful experience shared sentiments like this with us when we found out our daughter and son-in-law were expecting. After just 9 fast months his grip on our hearts has only […]

September 29, 2013 · gj · 4 Comments
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Vegetables from Scraps? Yep, You Can Grow That!

Heaven knows where it started, but bloggers, Facebookers, Pinheads and more are sharing information on regrowing vegetables from their scraps. Some of these we Joneses already knew about, and for many years. Horseradish, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and garlic have been in the gardens for a long time. One we knew but never tried is ginger. […]

June 4, 2013 · gj · 3 Comments
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