Category Archives: garden

Missouri Botanical Gardens πŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ³πŸƒ

We went to the Missouri Bitanical Gardens today with my parents and some cousins – and had a fabulous time 😊 We were there for 4 hours and walked a total of 5 miles!  We obviously saw many beautiful flowers… From water lilies to Crown of thorns, and Venus fly traps! We saw one adorable …

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When the kids don’t like dinner… Have them make a Wild Salad!

I made dinner today… Some liked it some didn’t! The ones that didn’t like it (*cough Simone and Andre*) decided to forage a wild saladΒ since they were still hungry! Andre collected sour flower (with the help of a friend). Β  He washed it and cut it… Β  Simone collected wild strawberries. Andre found a wild …

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Shaw Garden TourΒ 

We went on our weekly park tour today! Kentucky has their horse derby πŸ‡and we have the leaf race πŸƒ… … Read on to find out who won…. πŸ˜‰ We began the tour of Shaw Park at the playground. It’s quite a fun park that tries to draw upon the aesthetics of nature! Angela always …

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Poison Ivy Poems

Basically every year, while I’m doing yard work and gardening, I end up with a terrible case of poison ivy! 😒 Perhaps this year will be different… “Let nature be your teacher!” -Williams Wordsworth Learning rhyming words and poems through nature… As well as remembering  words of advice!! A park guide recently taught the kids …

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Collecting a honey-bee swarm πŸ

I just did the bravest thing I’ve ever done! I held the bucket under a queen bee and her loyal swarming followers…  … while my friend’s husband, Tim, cut the branch the bees were on!   Close-up of the swarm I admit I was terrified and Simone claims that I screamed but really I just …

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Flower Petal Litter

I sure wish this was the only kind of litter in the world!    We are expecting a storm and for a minute I thought it was snowing! It was only this magnificent tree littering my yard with sweet smelling petals! A carpet of pink πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸŒΈπŸ’œ Wild Family Facebook page 🌸

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Simone’s Tree

Two years ago my husband was given a little baby tree for Arbor Day from his work. Well, we sort of forgot about it for quite some time, and when we found it again, I thought for sure it was dead! 😒 Simone, the little angel of light that she is, was determined to save …

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My grown-up treasures from our nature hikes πŸŒΈ

The kids are really good at finding treasures on nature hikes like frogs and shells and rocks… but sometimes they find something that really appeals to the grown-up, penny-pincher, go-green-and-reuse-everything side of me! And the kids managed to do it two times!! Twice, now, during our wild hikes into the more heavily wooded areas of parks, we have …

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Free dirt, mulch, and bean tepees!

It’s garden time in Febuary! πŸŒ»πŸŒ±πŸ’ I have heard gardeners raving about mulch as weed control… So… I googled free mulch – and I found that Heman park in U City offers mulch – free for the taking! Β Β Β  Β So I gave the kids a snow shovel and had them take turns loading it in …

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Stick gathering at the park (…more fun than I expected!)

This weekend, the weather is going to be beautiful (60’s and 70’s) which makes me dream of gardens! I was looking for garden inspiration when I came across a cool blog with a great idea…growing beans on a tepee made of sticks. This blog post explained how to grow and harvest black beans (yum!) https://wildgourdfarm.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/growing-black-beans/

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