Britain in Bloom
The garden is also filled with loads of areas for the kids to play and explore. The two older children have their own gardens which they designed themselves and which they add to each year with new features and plants. The most recent addition,a mud pie kitchen area was added behind the shed. We also try to add new features every year – some permanent, some temporary – such as a dinosaur tire garden, climbing bean teepee, wild-flower border & sun-flower alley .
Anyone who gardens has had the experience of having seeds left over after all the planting has been done. And sometimes, we buy seed, then realize we don't have the time, room or energy to plant what we've purchased. Starting a community seed-lending library is one way to share the joy and to spread the word about heirloom seeds and organic gardening. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.