Child In Garden

Little Sprouts

Teaching children the basics of gardening when they are young is a great way to spend quality time with your kids and give them a life-long appreciation of the importance of gardening.

1. Let them have their own  small garden spot

2. Let them pick out their own plants

3. Have them use child-sized tools for comfort.

 

 

 

Fun Plants For Creating A Whimsy Garden

  • Coleus (Annual)
  • Black-Eyed Susan Vine (Annual)
  • Celosia (Annual)                                     
  • Tuberous Begonia (Annual)
  • Eyeball Plant (Annual)
  • Gazania (Annual)
  • Nasturtium (Annual)
  • Cleome (Annual)
  • Zinnia (Annual)
  • Sweet Pea (Annual)
  • Pink Polka Dot Plant (Annual)       

                                         

  • Hollyhock (Perennial)                         
  • Passionflower (Perennial)                 
  • Ferns (Perennial)                                     
  • Hen and Chicks (Perennial)              
  • Black-Eyed Susan (Perennial)
  • Hosta (Perennial)
  • Lamb's Ear (Perennial)

                                         

Plants For Creating A Pizza Garden

  • Tomatoes                                       
  • Peppers
  • Oregano                   

                                         

  • Basil
  • Onions                                            
  • Parsley

                                         

Garden Themes

  • Enchanted Garden
  • ABC Kindergarten
  • Rainbow Garden
  • Peter Rabbit Garden
  • Pizza Garden

                                     

 

 

  • Butterfly Garden
  • Maze Garden
  • Jack The Giant's Garden
  • Sunburst Garden
  • Artist Mural Garden

                                     

 

Bubblegum Terrarium
Terrarium

Fun Project: Bubble Gum Terrarium

What You Need

  • 4 Inch Clay Pot
  • Small Fish Bowl
  • 4 Inch Clay Saucer
  • Horticultural Charcoal
  • Moss
  • Potting Soil
  • Terrarium Plant
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Wooden Knob
  • Hot Glue (Parent's use)
  • Rock

 

 

What To Do

  • Paint the Saucer, Knob, and 4 inch pot and let dry
  • Place the 4 inch pot upside down and then have parents hot glue fish bowl onto the bottom of the pot.
  • In the small fish bowl add a small layer of rock
  • Then add a small layer of Horticultural Charcoal
  • Then add a small layer of moss
  • After adding the layers take your plant out of the pot
  • Place it on top of the moss layer in the center of the fish bowl
  • Add potting soil around plant
  • Add a small amount of water to make the soil moist, but not soggy
  • Take and have parents hot glue wooden knob to saucer
  • Place saucer onto top of fish bowl like a lid

Place terrarium in a window with indirect light. If the lid is kept on you will not have to water, but if lid is left off you will have to water when dry to touch.

 

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