Every year my husband plants beautiful sunflowers in our garden. My kids love to watch them grow and have already started to plan where they will be planted this spring and imagine how big they might get.
Because we really want to get our kids interested in gardening, we have been thinking about planting flowers that will be enjoyable for them and allow them to participate. We have looked around, and decided on several.
- Impatiens- because they bloom all summer and they come in so many great colors that the kids will enjoy
- Sunflowers- which are always fun to extract and eat the seeds of
- Lady's Mantle because they have huge leaves that hold drops of dew on their surface and look like jewels glistening in the sun
In addition to the flowers, we have been busily collecting rocks, and shells that we have added to flower beds as decoration, and which really provide a delightful way for kids to interact weather it be to look under, paint, or catch water in as with the shells. They love to imagine that bee's can "take a bath" and that ant's can "take a break" under a rock and get some shade before they move on. A garden with imagination can go a long way, and I look forward to photographing ours and sharing with our readers.