gardening with kids

Kids + Succulents = A New Generation of Gardeners

– Posted in: Succulents

One of the most popular areas of the recent Los Angeles Drought Tolerant Plant Festival was the “Kid’s Day” section. I was very impressed by the educational exhibits, activities, and volunteers—all members of the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society, a community-oriented organization now in its 80th year. I’ll soon release the video footage I [...]

Alliums to the Rescue

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

Alliums ride in to rescue my garden every year about this time. The spring rush is over, the tulips, daffs and their ilk are gone by, as are many of the flowering trees and shrubs . The summer show has yet to get underway. There’s a kind of lull…except for the alliums, which from late May into [...]

GBDW – Gardening with Kids Wrapup

– Posted in: Garden Design

Whether you’ve been gardening for most of your years or have come to it somewhat later in life, you likely have some memory of a garden-related experience from childhood. It may be of grueling summer afternoons spent weeding or mowing, or it may be more pleasant recollections of playing by a garden pond, feasting on [...]