Angi Blehi (Street Articles Author)
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Gardening in Extreme Heat
“That’s it! I’m done with it!” I’ve heard it, or variations of it, multiple times over the last three days. With almost half of the United States under heat warnings or advisories, the drive of many gardeners is withering as quickly as their beloved gardens. Oppressing heat and record temperatures…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Jul 13, 2011  
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Michigan Woman Faces Jail Time for Growing Veggies
An Oak Park, Michigan mother of six is facing a possible 93 day jail term because she was growing vegetables. What's wrong with that you say? Was there marijuana mixed with the basil? No, it seems her crime was to grow a garden in the front yard instead of in…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Jul 11, 2011  
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Five of the Best Flowers to Grow for Children
When you are gardening with children, simple is best. Growing flowers from seeds can be a daunting task for even seasoned gardeners if they choose a variety of flower that is fussy. Some flowers need special lighting conditions, some need watering done is a specific way, and some need extra…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Jul 03, 2011  
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Tools for the Garden - Kid Style
Shovel? Check. Rake? Check. Trowel? Check. Every day that you go out into the garden you run through a mental checklist. You know that when you go out into the garden, it's important that you have the tools you need. Why should it be any different for a younger gardener?…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Jun 21, 2011  
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Gardening with Children – A Sunflower House Project
Watching children play in the garden is one of the most rewarding activities I can think of. A few years ago, while planning my garden, I came across instructions for growing a “sunflower house”. It’s not a structure to build, but rather a playhouse that you can grow. It provides…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Jun 19, 2011  
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