Creating a Butterfly Garden

Creating a Butterfly Garden

by Nadine Champlin, Landscape Designer, Owner of Prairie Place Designs, Sabetha, KS Design Consultant for Grimm’s Gardens,  Hiawatha, KS Why have a butterfly garden? A Native American legend tells us:  “If you have a secret wish, find a butterfly and whisper your wish to it.  When you release the butterfly it will carry your wish […]

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Welcome to Autumn

Welcome to Autumn

This is most people’s favorite time of year. Seeing the leaves change color, picking pumpkins and apples, and scaring their friends on Halloween. While it may not be my favorite, I still love autumn for many reasons.   Autumn decorating is my favorite thing to do this time of year. I get really creative using […]

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Using Nature for Fall Crafting

Using Nature for Fall Crafting

  One of the best things for sparking children’s imaginations is crafts.  Using the products nature provides helps them learn to be resourceful and thrifty.  Pressed leaves, milkweed pod ornaments, nut crafts, dried flowers, and seed designs are just a few of the projects that can be done with natural items for little or no […]

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Outdoor Living Ideas: Bringing Children Outside

Outdoor Living Ideas: Bringing Children Outside

Children need to “Go outside and play!”, as our mothers often told us when we were youngsters.   The importance for kids to exercise and play outside has been proven time and time again.  Research collected by the National Wildlife Federation points to the outdoors for decreasing obesity and ADHD disorders as well as for […]

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