Tag Archives: Gardening

Seed Science

Seed Science

For many of us taught in traditional schooling, science “lab” was about following directions and if you didn’t get the correct result, you were wrong. That is a great way to kill anyone’s curiosity or love of true science. Don’t let that happen with your kids! Read More

The USDA’s New Plant Hardiness Zone Map – Evidence of Climate Change?

Just in time for you to order your plants and seeds for this growing season! This month the U.S. Department of Agriculture publicized their new plant hardiness zone map.  This is the first update to the map since 1990, but thanks to incredible technological advances in weather measurements since then, users can expect a much… Read More

In Praise of Sunflowers

Sunflowers grow so easily where I live that the plants volunteer every year where the parents dropped their seeds the summer before. The variety in my garden springs up eight to ten feet with leaves bigger than my hands. They’re very dramatic, and I love them. But, early in the summer my sunny garden plot… Read More