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Mom Spot: Gardening Goodness

You are probably going to get tired of hearing me talk about my garden over the next several months, but please hear me out. If you are thinking about planting a few things this year, now is the time to start dreaming and planting! Even some pots on the patio will bring color and flavor to your life in a new and wonderful way!

Can you find an hour this week to go to your local nursery and talk to a gardener? Do it! Let them help you to select a few plants that will compliment one another. Maybe you want to start with an herb garden. Would you rather try flowers? Discover what will bring pleasure in your life and with a little expert advice, you'll be on your way to being a gardener too!

Not only is growing something a gratifying experience for you, but it helps even very young children to understand their world and cultivate a respect for life and life-giving things. My kids especially love digging for worms and using the watering can to water the plants. Some of my favorite moments are those when we are out in the garden on a cool summer morning pulling weeds or harvesting some veggies. Do you love to garden? Are you feeling ready to try? Whatever your position, share your thoughts!

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