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August 27, 2020 – As a Mom, I wanted to thank the National Capital Dahlia Society for putting together your links page!  I hope you don’t mind me reaching out…but I figured everyone could use a nice message these days! 🙂  My daughter Payton is a Girl Scout (a daisy to be precise) and she’s currently working on her Flower Garden Badge as part of the Life Skills Journey for her troop. With all the uncertainty still happening with COVID, Payton’s troop has decided to continue postponing all meetings for another month. We’re hoping to resume our regular schedule sometime in October…fingers crossed! The girls really miss each other 🙁  That being said, her troop leader still encouraged us parents to work with our girls at home to ensure we don’t fall too far behind!

The Flower Garden Badge requires the girls to explore the world of gardening by planting their own garden, learning about the life-cycle of plants and understanding how pollination works. Your page led us to some great websites to check out – thank you for putting it all together!  I was also wondering if you could add another link to your page?  Payton found this gardening guide last night which I was very impressed with! This is the guide…A Home Gardening Guide for the Family:  Can you add a link to it on your page?:

I’d love to show Payton and her troop leader if you include it! I know Payton would be delighted to see she’s helped others. It’s nice to feel connected to people, even if we’re practicing social distancing right now. Plus, I think encouragement does wonders in kids! 🙂  Our Troop actually has a Zoom call tomorrow (Friday) evening if you get a free moment to include it at some point by then! …but if not, whenever you get a chance to add it is great!

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Sarah and Payton Palmer

January 17, 2019 – I wanted to give you some happy feedback on your page (Nobody just gives positive feedback anymore.) My daughter’s girl scout group is having an event where they get to pick any patch, research it at home, present it to the troop, and earn the patch. Layla picked the Gardener Badge. I’ve never taken to plants well, but she loves helping me each year with our small garden; I always plant Cosmos, Pansies, and Begonias, mainly because they are the only ones that I don’t seem to kill haha. Layla and I decided to hit the ‘books’ and do some research online, which is when we came across your page. Thank you!

Layla had also found this gardening page that covers both flower and vegetable gardens and has some fun projects that Layla and I are going to try this weekend! As we are beginners these pages helped a lot and we figured we would let you know about it! I remember how full of life and color my dad’s garden was, from his compost pile. It saved on waste too Could you add it? I know Layla would be excited to see it and we hope we could help other novice gardeners, just like you helped us!

Thanks again!
Layla and Carrie Jacobson



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