About Bunny’s Garden Blog

Gardening, Cooking, and Making Memories

Kids learn from the world around them – sights, smells, textures, tastes, and experiences. With wide eyes and open minds, their world becomes so rich and colorful. Bunny’s Garden is designed to help you build something with your kids. Or even to simply cultivate an existing hobby as an adult!  

Kids Fun Crafts - DIY Recycled Planter Containers, Made from Gatorade Bottles and Painted
We love making fun gardening crafts and DIYs, too!

I still hold onto a vivid memory of my grandmother reading me a story about gardening. The story focused on planting a sweet potato to grow a new plant. I remember her lovingly taking the time to actually plant that sweet potato.

And I remember the joy I felt when I saw roots and bright green leaves coming from it!

It’s stayed with me my entire life.

Now, with kids of my own, I enjoy every opportunity to create meaningful memories together, sharing a hobby we all love. 

Two sisters planting annual flowers
Love these two sweet sisters helping me to plant annual flowers back in 2019

What Is Bunny’s Garden?

This site’s name comes from a nickname. Before we had kids, my husband lovingly called me “Bunny.” Then, when our oldest daughter was born – actually before she was born – we nicknamed her Bunny.

Bunny’s been my gardening buddy for years. Each year becomes even more awesome because she’s older and grows more interested in gardening, planting, and learning!

She is especially interested in the science behind it! And she loves helping with our home garden blog.

Daughter making freeze protection for blueberry bushes
Bunny making freeze covers for blueberry plants

Her younger sister, “Little Bear,” also enjoys planting, and more especially, eating the foods that we grow!

I started the Bunny’s Garden Blog to chronicle our adventures in growing a home garden, planting seeds, and enjoying the foods we’ve grown ourselves.

I’ll also include some snapshots from my real actual daily life – cooking, crafts, and more. 

Speaking of that – By the way, this is me!

Kate holding wedding flowers that spilled water everywhere
This is the raw, real me. Bro-in-Law said ‘take as many flowers’ as I wanted after the wedding.
So what if they hilariously spilled all over me on the trolley ride – it’s only water!

And no, I didn’t douse myself in water on purpose! At the end of his wedding, my bro-in-law said to take as many flowers as I wanted. I had high hopes to propagate… (Sadly it didn’t work out, but I am learning!)

Anyway, took as much as I could carry, or so I thought.

Ended up wearing the water and spilling all the flowers on the bumpy shuttle bus ride. Hilarity ensued.

I didn’t know if I should die of embarrassment or embrace it and laugh some more. So I laughed!

And here I am, laughing and smiling again as I share this with you because it is the real actual me! 🙂

I love fun, flowers, and love. Making the memories is everything.

Oh, and, here is my sweet little girlie, my baby bear, who loved flowers and lipstick from the start.

Little girl with lipstick and a pink peony flower
Little Bear in 2019 – love that she got into my lipstick somehow!!

I really dug into this blog during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine.

My stress levels exploded with the convergence of the virus pandemic all around us and a family health emergency that occurred right around the start of the lock-downs.

Thankfully, things keep improving and I’ve found gardening and particularly seed starting to be a helpful form of stress relief. I think a lot of people feel that way. 

Bunny's Garden GirlsHere at Bunny’s Garden, we’ll share:

  • Our best tips for gardening with kids
  • Fun suggestions for cooking with kids, like our sister site, Toddler Meal Tips
  • Favorite recipes with OR without things we’ve actually grown
  • Must-haves that make our lives easier and products to avoid at all costs
    • In some cases, we may earn a small affiliate commission for products that you buy through an Amazon link or similar from our site. This comes at no extra cost to you and I promise the money earned will make its way to my girls in one form or another. I’ll also only recommend products I personally stand behind, and I’ll always share my honest-to-goodness true feelings about any item mentioned here on Bunny’s Garden.

We’ll give a little glimpse into our lives and look forward to connecting with you and yours.

Border Collie Gardening Wagon
Border Collie Gardening Wagon

About Kate Van Druff

My name is Kate Van Druff (my maiden name is D’Imperio) and I am a longtime freelance writer and marketing specialist with my own company, Dances with Words. But way before all that, and ever since, I’ve been a gardener at heart!

My love of gardening stems from the time I was very young and it just keeps growing to be a bigger and bigger part of my life.

My gardening experience and writing background includes:

Also – Bunny’s Garden received 1st mention on FeedSpot’s 15 Best Pennsylvania Gardening Blogs and Websites!

So thrilled and honored to contribute to my local gardening community.

I always love hearing from you and I hope you enjoy the tips, photos, and videos we share as much as we do.

I invite you to hang around our garden blog as long as you’d like!



Kate Van Druff, owner of BunnysGarden.com, standing with branching sunflowers
Kate Van Druff, owner/creator of BunnysGarden.com

By the way, hopefully one day you’ll see us on Google Discover with our web stories! You can check our what we’ve made so far right here: Bunny’s Garden Google Web stories.

You can also follow along on:

Also, please like and subscribe on my YouTube Channel – I need some motivation to make more videos instead of just written text all the time. 🙂

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