Kids Flower Garden


Kids can plant flowers in their organic container herb and veggie garden that grow better when cut often, providing a cutting garden that entices pollinators and garden partners.  Many perennial flowers, like hollyhocks and foxgloves, are beautiful decoration in the garden and can provide food for hummingbirds and bees. Kids can create gorgeous bouquets to decorate the family table, fill the house with a delightful aroma, and please Mom. Kids can plant marigolds and nasturtiums as borders around their raised bed gardens to deter pests and attract beneficial insects that add bright colors to a bouquet. Nasturtiums are edible and have a peppery flavor, looking lovely stuffed on a plate. Kids can go to the garden center and smell the aromas of the roses and peonies and choose a variety they like to add to their garden. Roses are edible, attract pollinators, have intense perfume, and are the flower queens of the garden. Butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees like bright colorful flowers like zinnias and sweet peas which also like to be cut for bouquets. Kid can harvest the flowers early in the morning using pruners to cut a long stem. Flowers can be conditioned for a couple of hours in water before being arranged. Kids can snip the leaves that will be under the water and put the strongest stems in the vase first, adding flowers until the vase is full. Kids get a feeling of satisfaction when they arrange the flowers they grew into a lovely table decoration the whole family can enjoy.

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