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Spring Fever
It's close to impossible to keep the kids indoors on warm spring afternoons -- and few parents want to discourage outdoor play. Along with pickup ball games and tree climbing, kids love to jump on their skateboards, pull on their inline skates, or hop on their scooters. Make sure they are safe.

 

A New Lawn
If you want to seed a new patch of land for lawn, or fill in bare patches that appeared during the summer, there is no time like the present.

 

Decorate the Easter Table
Decorate the table this Easter with spring flowers. It's a simple, colorful, and lively way to make the table look elegant without much fuss.

 

Springtime Bird Feeders

 

In the spring, migratory birds have flown many miles. Your backyard may be their destination or may only be a way station on their trip farther north. Either way, they welcome birdseed and suet when they arrive.


 

A Family Easter

Either Easter dinner or Easter brunch welcomes springtime with grace, beauty and good eats! Spring vegetables round out any meal with seasonal flavors -- and chocolate reigns supreme!


 

A Passover Seder for the Family

Set in the spring, the season for new life, Passover celebrates the rebirth of the Jews after their liberation from slavery. The large extended family and friends gather around the table, where through stories, songs, and prayers, they relive the Exodus from Egypt, and experience the universal struggle of all people to be free.


 

The Gestalt of Spring Cleaning
Come spring, we don’t need to clean our houses any more vigorously than we do during the rest of the year, and yet there’s something about those early balmy days that prompts many of us to throw open the windows and sweep out the corners.

 

Spring Flowers!

Fresh spring flowers bring the season inside like nothing else. By winter's end, we are ready to fill our homes with colorful blooms. Knowing how best to arrange them makes them look even better. 

 


 

Getting Started on Outdoor Chores
When the first flowers poke their heads resolutely through the muddy soil, it's time to leave winter behind. This means it's time for outdoor maintenance.

 

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Kites come in all shapes and sizes. Some folks collect them; others make their own. Kite making is a satisfying craft and one that the kids and you can work on together.


 

Essential Garden Tools
Most home gardeners use the same basic tools over and over again; habit is a powerful incentive. On the other hand, beginners don't always know what these are and so waste time and energy using a spade when a cultivator is needed. All gardeners can benefit from a refresher course when it comes to tools.

 

Starting Seeds for Spring
For many gardeners, starting seeds indoors is not only efficient and economical, it is joyful. What better promise of spring than the start of a spring and summer garden?

 

Simple Division: Dahlias for Next Year

Cheerful, colorful, dahlias are considered annuals by many gardeners but in reality, they come back every year. And each year they are better than ever.


 

Planting Annuals in the Autumn
Seeds carefully buried in your garden in the fall will lie dormant all winter and then pop up in the spring, filling in your garden exactly where you envisioned them last fall. How great is that?

 

Design Your Own Hanging Flower Baskets!

Even if you don't have land for a garden, you can create an eye-level hanging garden in minutes. Simply put, all you need is a wire basket, sphagnum (a course hay like gardening moss); potting soil, and plants.


 

Painted Flower Pots for Spring Blooms
Regardless of the child's age or skill level, painting terra cotta flower pots is a lot of fun and an activity that becomes especially joyful as spring approaches.

 

A Spring Lawn

Hints on how to take care of a new or replenished lawn in the spring: how to seed, how to test the soil, how to care for the newly planted lawn.


 

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Kites come in all shapes and sizes. Some folks collect them; others make their own. Kite making is a satisfying craft and one that the kids and you can work on together.


 

Simple Division: Dahlias for Next Year

Cheerful, colorful, dahlias are considered annuals by many gardeners but in reality, they come back every year. And each year they are better than ever.


 

A Family Easter

Either Easter dinner or Easter brunch welcomes springtime with grace, beauty and good eats! Spring vegetables round out any meal with seasonal flavors -- and chocolate reigns supreme!


 

Spring Fever
It's close to impossible to keep the kids indoors on warm spring afternoons -- and few parents want to discourage outdoor play. Along with pickup ball games and tree climbing, kids love to jump on their skateboards, pull on their inline skates, or hop on their scooters. Make sure they are safe.

 

Getting Started on Outdoor Chores
When the first flowers poke their heads resolutely through the muddy soil, it's time to leave winter behind. This means it's time for outdoor maintenance.

 

A Passover Seder for the Family

Set in the spring, the season for new life, Passover celebrates the rebirth of the Jews after their liberation from slavery. The large extended family and friends gather around the table, where through stories, songs, and prayers, they relive the Exodus from Egypt, and experience the universal struggle of all people to be free.


 








 
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