Category Archives: Children in the Garden

The Festival of Lights: Bringing the Magic of Christmas to Life

The lights are back on at VanDusen Botanical Gardens with the kick off of the 28th annual Festival of Lights celebration. If  you’ve missed this Vancouver classic in previous years, you’re in luck. The garden has pulled out all the stops with … Continue reading

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Christmas at Alouette Tree Farm

Have your tree up? We picked up ours last weekend at Alouette Tree Farm in Maple Ridge. We love a trip to the farm. Always more of an adventure than a chore, it’s a fun outing with the kids. Trees, … Continue reading

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Creating fun kid-centric Christmas projects: the Lego house

This weekend we’re dressing the house up for Christmas. Wreaths have been made, garlands hung. Nutcrackers patrol the mantle. It’s Christmas time, and the kids are loving it! Around this time we would normally put together a ginger bread house, … Continue reading

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Are you Ready for a Little Sparkle?

It’s Black Friday, and instead of getting lost in the commercial nonsense, I’m taking the day to do a little seasonal planning!  Sorting out my Christmas baking, scheduling the assorted Breakfast with Santa’s and school recitals with the kids. Planning … Continue reading

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Winter Projects: Amaryllis ‘Apple Blossom’

The winter months are here. Although I’ve had a hard time letting go of the sandals and cute little flats, boots and rain jackets have been piling up in the entryway. With gloves and scarves following me everywhere I go. … Continue reading

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Halloween Haunts

Happy Halloween Everyone! We here at the Dandelion Wrangler hope your evening is full whimsy and delight. That all of the spooks and goblins in your life are safe and warm. If you didn’t get a chance to get down to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Falling for fun!

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Reformed Flower Pickers Unite!

Yes, I am a reformed flower picker, but even in my hay day I had nothing on this little garden bug. My littlest garden helper is also quite keen to help herself to any veggies within reach. Tomatoes, cucumber & … Continue reading

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Raggedy Ann, Bringing the Sparkle to Colony Farms

Last week I posted a photo from Colony Farms of the Maestro scarecrow that one of the members of the community garden created. I love the music man, he rocks the garden. Well this week I’m sharing another fantastic scarecrow … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Music Man of Colony Farms

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