Welcome to Jeannine’s Garden

April 21, 2010

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This is the arbor that greets and ushers you into my back yard.

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This is where I relax each morning with a good book and my coffee.

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This is our vegetable / herb garden. Phew! It’s a lot of work! I’m perspiring just thinking about it!

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I use the Square Foot Gardening method. Great for preschool and elementary school gardeners as well as backyard gardeners.

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In the evenings, we sit by our stream & enjoy a glass of wine.

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Okay, I confess. This will be my backyard (and my life) when pigs fly!

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Welcome to our field trip to the Natural Gardener in Austin, Texas. It was an enormous success. The children returned time and time again to this map to navigate the amazing grounds of The Natural Gardener.

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They first let their spirits fly, running through the tree lined avenues.

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They each took a turn in the butterfly sculpture, viewing the enchanting butterfly garden.

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They put their feet and brains to work in the labyrinth.

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Miss Enigma made friends with the chickens. Please don’t feed the chickens, they’re on a special diet!

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The goats and children shared a few secrets.

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Personally, these were my favorite backyard animals. Love these miniature ponies. I think I can actually take care of these pets.

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Inside the Natural Gardner store, MacGyver found idea heaven. These “Yard Birds” creations are made from junk.

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MacGyver couldn’t get enough of these “junk” creatures. We have tons of pictures that will serve as his new muse. This will make for a interesting homeschool project time.

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All in all it was a tremendously successful field trip to the Natural Gardener. And it was all free! (We only shared about half of what we did!) We soaked up the sunshine and left filled to the brim with ideas and inspiration! Watch out, I’ve been working in my yard. Maybe pigs will fly. A girl can dream, can’t she?

We continue the field trip “out in the world” with a trip to The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. We have a link to FREE PDF documents.

FREE printable wildflower book “out in the world.”

Head over to “at school” for a spring song adaptation and a FREE printable sing along song.

Please share with everyone the best garden to visit in your area!

Life with Jeannine

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Merelyn April 24, 2010 at 10:08 am

Oh my gosh!! You had me scared with those first few photos! I thought, “WHEN did she have the time to do THAT?!”

Jeannine April 24, 2010 at 3:26 pm

ONE day that will be my yard!

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