How to add fun to a children’s gardenDesign by This idea was adapted from Sharon Lovejoy’s book, “Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Togethe • Photos by In Churl Yo
Adapted from Native Plants Magazine Summer 2006 VOL. 22, NO. 4.
Choose a planting container. Try old colanders, straw hats, rusty wheelbarrows, watering cans, and old rubber boots.
Drill drainage holes in the bottom of the container – and anywhere water might gather – if necessary to ensure drainage.
Choose soil appropriate for the wildflower you plan on planting. Involve your child when filling your container with soil.
Transplant your wildflowers. Let your child do the planting. You and your child may also choose to grow flowers from seed.
Find a place with the proper amount of sun or shade for the flowers. Then, your child can water his or her plant into its new home.
Adding fun to a garden does not cost much or require a lot of space. Find and reuse old “junk” that captures the imagination.