That's right, I survey the Internet looking for fun stuff, so you don't have to!
Gardening Books for Kids: Kathy Purdy of Cold Climate Gardening had an interesting post about Gardening Books for Children. She offers up three great book choices that can be used to teach children how to garden without dumbing down the information. Although the books are written for adults, all three books offer a simple approach to learning and would work for kids as well. Check it out if you are growing any young gardeners at home.
Rock "n Scroll Garden Tour: I love the blog, Heavy Petal (Gardening from a west coast urban organic perspective) by blogger Andrea Bellamy in Vancouver, British Columbia. Recently, Andrea asked readers to open their gardens for garden tours (via photos) so people could visit inspiring gardens without ever leaving home. If you feel like sharing your garden, you can submit 5-10 photos and fill out a simple questionnaire. Andrea will post your photos and garden information on her blog as part of the tour. The Rock 'N Scroll tour just started last month, but is sure to be a big hit.
Colony Collapse Disorder: The very informative blog, Life on the Balcony had a post this week about colony collapse disorder. Apparently someone is making a documentary about the disappearing honeybees. It looks like it is very well researched and should be done soon. Go here for the bee post and links to the film maker's website.
Wildlife in Your Garden: Here is a British article by Caroline Donald on caring for the wildlife in your garden through the winter. It offers a few tips and ideas for attracting and helping the birds during the cold months.
Here is a link to the last "Share The Love Monday"