Help with project

gardenluv(8)January 16, 2007

I have a 6 year old son who loves gardening and learning. I wanted to combine the two together and I bought a huge map of the U.S. If anyone has pictures of their state flower, tree, bird etc. or even pics of something neat in the area in which you live we would like to print it out and tack it up on our map. That way, he can learn about where states are, what is in them, and what grows where etc. I thought he would enjoy this much better than just reading it online or in a book. Or, if you have a child that would like to swap "garden buddy penpal" letters with him, that would be cool too. You can either post here, or email me. I would really appreciate help with our project.

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What a wonderful mother you are to encourage your son's interests this way.

Here's a shot of a saguaro cactus in the Sonora Desert which is in Arizona but also extends into California and Mexico. The saguaros often look like people waving to you as you pass by. The "arms" don't grow until the cactus is about 65 years old.

As far as California goes, here is our flower, the California Poppy:

Here's a beautiful book about vegetable gardening which your son would enjoy:

Here is a link that might be useful: How Groundhog's Garden Grew

    Bookmark   January 23, 2007 at 3:34PM
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zimberquattor(8b Oregon)

What a great idea! I also have a six year old son who is very interested in far away places. I would like to encourage my son, Ryan, to send your son a letter and perhaps become penpals. Ryan gets very excited whenever he receives mail with his own name on it. Please send your son's name and address if you are interested. My email is
~Chandra O'Leary

    Bookmark   January 27, 2007 at 1:25AM
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Thank you so much for the pictures and info socks.

zimberquattor, you have mail.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2007 at 1:32AM
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gottagarden(z5 western NY)

How Groundhog's garden grew is a GREAT book. We got it out from the library, and as an avid gardener I just loved the true to life illustrations.

My son will be 6 at the end of the month.

Here is what our state looks like right now.

Believe it or not, we have bluebirds here in the winter, a flock of them.

What state are you in?

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   February 9, 2007 at 5:50PM
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