Thursday, August 19, 2010
Five Fun Flowers for Kids Garden: Children Love Gardening with Special Kid Friendly Flower Plants: "Children and gardens naturally go together whether you design a special children's garden or your garden just attracts kids. There are many ways we can encourage children to garden and enjoy gardening by planting fun flowers and plants especially just for them. Children prefer doing active things in the garden: help your child to select their own flower, plant or seed packet at the garden center and then plant it when you get home. Emphasize the rewards of gardening – look how tall this flower is, or smell this leaf, or can you count all these baby plants – rather than the chores. Over the years I have found some special flowers that kids just plain seem to like: here are five fun flowers for you to try growing with your child. Some of these are fast growing annuals (More on What’s an Annual -- What’s a Perennial?), some do well in pots or containers or indoors, some are colorful, some are just a little weird. But they are all easy and fun, dare we say child's play, to grow! I hope you and your child enjoy growing these flowers in your garden, whether it is a special kids’ garden or a grown-up garden where kids visit and play."
Posted by CR Petersen at 5:12 PM