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Plantable cards. Write a thank you note to the earth, then plant it with this family-friendly project from Ellen Luckett Baker of The Long Thread. Paper embedded with seeds is a fab way to celebrate both spring and Earth Day. Making paper isn't the tidiest activity in the world, but the results are beautiful and sustainable. Also, waiting for pressed flowers to dry is a nice lesson in patience;

Herb Garden

Build a greenhouse out of old windows!

'White Double Delight' Coneflower A stunning cut flower, 'White Double Delight' coneflower features masses of double blooms on strong stems all summer long. It's an ideal selection for butterfly gardens, low-maintenance gardens, and even large containers. Name: Echinacea 'White Double Delight' Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 30 inches tall and 24 inches wide Zones: 3-8 Grow it with: 'Karl Foerster' feather reedgrass, which creates stunning textural contrast in the garden Source:,

so soft - Stipa tenuissima and Salvia nemorosa 'Lubecca' with Stipa gigantea in background

2010 Ravenna Gardens