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Last Christmas, CP#1 and MP signed up for a kids’ wreath making workshop at O’Donals Nursery in Gorham. The nursery provides decorative greens and wreath making supplies for a small fee. When we arrived, there were long tables filled with boughs of White Pine, Cedar, and Balsam. Jeff O’Donal, our patient instructor, showed us how to arrange the greens in a fan shape before placing them on a wreath ring.

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This year, we decided to join our Community Garden. Mom and Dad Potato have plenty of gardening supplies handy, but CP #1 and #2 needed some of their own. While shopping, the team discovered these sturdy Schylling-brand garden tools at Play & Learn in Freeport, but you can find them at toy stores throughout Maine.

Garden tools from Schylling toys

We also found Boss-brand, cotton gardening gloves (just $2.99 ) at Goff’s Hardware in Yarmouth. The gloves fit CP #1 perfectly, but they’re still a bit large for her younger brother. Gardening mittens, anyone?

Kids' gardening gloves like these can be found at local hardware stores and nurseries

O’Donal’s Nursery in Gorham carries kids’ gardening supplies, too. We found a an assortment of colorful gloves from Boss, in smaller sizes, and also a few wide-brimmed hats from Wallaroo.

We love this Wallaroo sun hat from O'Donal's Nursery in Gorham

At the Paris Farmer’s Union, we discovered a recyclable, Pink Pig Watering Can plus a great deal ($6.99) on a children’s gardening set, which includes a steel watering can and three hand tools (trowel, rake and shovel).

Traditional watering cans seem lackluster compared to this pig

Team Cute Potato tries to buy local whenever we can, but the Target dollar bin offers metal hand tools for $1.00 plus super cute garden kneeler pads for kids, which have already come in handy while digging in the dirt.

Garden kneelers from the all-too-tempting $1 bin at the South Portland Target

Hope these ideas help your family get started this season, and if you have any other recommendations, do tell!

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