Category: Botany

  • Start A Three Sisters Garden

    Start A Three Sisters Garden

    Have you ever heard of companion planting? Native Americans grew certain vegetables together because they benefited each other during their growing cycle. Start a gardening project that includes plants that will benefit each other during their grow cycle. Check out the related posts below for more information about the Three Sisters. To begin your gardening […]

  • Flower Values

    Flower Values

    What you’ll need: The chart provided below, printed out, or paper and pencil, a calculator, a website, book, or another source of spring flower names What to do: Choose 5-10 of your favorite spring flowers (common or scientific names) and figure out the number value for each word. If you need a little help with […]

  • Wildflower Research Project

    Wildflower Research Project

    As the weather warms up, and nature starts to awaken from its slumber, the beauty of the season begins to burst free. Much of that beauty is reoccurring in the form of wildflowers that can be found on the roadside or in private and public gardens. If you enjoy the colors and smells of Spring, […]

  • From Bud To Bloom

    From Bud To Bloom

    For this activity, please choose a tree in your yard or somewhere very close by. Next, choose one or more methods to document your observations: Drawing, writing/journaling, picture or video recording, or an audio recording device. Observation Suggestions What kind of tree is it? Find out its name and the type of tree it is. […]

  • Apple Fun Page

    Apple Fun Page

    How many words can you make from the words: APPLE ORCHARDS Note: Add some fun twists and turns to your game with the info in this post. Apple Word Search Apple Related Activities Make Up Your Own Apple Jokes & Riddles Start out by making a list of 25 apple related words. You are welcome […]

  • Herb Fun Page

    Herb Fun Page

    How many words can you make from the words: HERBAL REMEDIES Note: Add some fun twists and turns to your game with the info in this post. Herb Word Scramble Unscramble the words below. Herb Related Activities Grow Your Own Herb Garden Grow your own herb garden and learn how to use what you grow. […]

  • The 3 Sisters: Squash – Pumpkins

    The 3 Sisters: Squash – Pumpkins

    Did you know… Native Americans called pumpkins, “isqoutm squash” Recipe: Original Pumpkin Pie (with a modern twist) and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds One of the first pumpkin pies were baked right in the pumpkin shell! A delicious custard was prepared and poured into a cleaned out pumpkin and the whole thing was baked until the pumpkin flesh was […]

  • Plant Propagation

    Plant Propagation

    Better Homes & Garden:  Propagating Houseplants & Making More Plants From Cuttings – How to make more plants from plant cuttings. Gardening Know How: Starting Plant Cuttings – How To Root Cuttings From Plants – Types of cutting and how to root them. The Balance: Best Plant To Grow From Cuttings – 19 Plants that can start from cuttings. WikiHow: Plant Propagation: […]

  • 10 Creatively Cool Butterfly Activities

    10 Creatively Cool Butterfly Activities

    It’s butterfly season! That means these beautiful flying creatures can be found fluttering all around your yard, neighborhood, park, and garden in all their colorful glory! If you like, or even love butterflies, then you may find one or more of the following activities really fun! Make a butterfly poster. Base it on the butterfly facts […]

  • A World To Discover May Vol 1

    A World To Discover May Vol 1

    Woodpeckers – Links to sites with information about woodpeckers. Dolphins – Dolphin resources for all ages. Links to lesson plans, anatomy information, videos and more. Tomatoes – Links and videos about tomato anatomy, history and cultivation, how to grow tomatoes, and harvest seeds. Create A Comic – Create a comic of your own, links to some famous comics, comic history, and printable […]

  • Tomatoes

    Tomatoes

    GeoChemBio: Tomato fruit Pictures and information about the anatomy of a tomato. Virtual Crops: Tomato Anatomy Atlas Click on the part you want to learn about. Wikipedia: Tomato History, cultivation, consumption, botanical description and more. Rutgers: Tomato Varieties An A-Z list of the types of tomatoes that can be grown. Click on a name for […]

  • When To Plant

    When To Plant

    Anytime of the Year Urban Farmer: What to Plant Now Almanac: Gardening  Click on ‘Personalized Planting Calendar‘, type in your zip code to find out what and when to grow, and when to harvest. Spring & SummerArticles & InformationAbout: Organic Gardening: Vegetable & Herbs To Plant In August Reader’s Digest: 11 Vegetables to Start Indoors Before Spring Bonnie Plants: Which […]