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Welcome spring: celebrate windy days & garden plans!
Start planning a flower garden!
Draw a picture, make a collage, write out a seeds list!
Select any clear piece of paper & enjoy a creative
& imaginative burst of spring! Whether your sketches, lists
& collages capture a dream or plan your course for spring, it is fun
to imagine a new landscape!
Plan a scent-filled garden: lavender, gilly-flowers (stock), lemon-scented thyme.
Plan a container garden full of your favorite fruits and
vegetables. Imagine picking 3 fresh strawberries after work ... or
finding one sweet cucumber on your own vine!
Enjoy a wind celebration . . .
make a kite book!
Who has seen the wind?
Our favorite place to collect seeds? Our garden, our friends' gardens, our neighbors gardens . . .
. . . but, we also enjoy the range of seeds offered by specialty companies. These are our family favorites for inspiration & the photos are great for collages! We prefer the printed versions of each company's offerings but the web sites are a useful resource.
J.W. Jung Seed Company
Park Seed (800)845-3369
The Cook's Garden (800) 457-9703
Harris Seeds (800) 514-4441
Henry Field's (800) 798-7842
Burpee (800) 888-1447
excerpt from A Windy Day
The dawn was a dawn of splendor,
Sing-a-long windy list:
Let's Go Fly a Kite, Mary Poppins
Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler
Blowin' in the wind, Bob Dylan
Running against the wind, Bob Seger
The Autumn Wind, Pete Seeger
Colors of the Wind, Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz
Dust in the Wind, Kerry Livgren
Enjoy windy day stories, like Winnie-the-Pooh's Blustery Day!
great books in reading
Creating celebrations, whether for a traditional holiday, a special family occasion or an invented reason, will help you share shining hours with your favorite children. Getting ready to celebrate something can be as much fun for children as the actual celebratory event.
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