Looking back at these pictures, Gavin’s face says it all. These three little Crepe Myrtle’s look so sad, lonely and miserable. I was happy GardenTech asked me to write an article about TIps on Gardening with Kids and even more excited about them sponsoring a Giveaway on Chaotically Creative. This gave my kids and I an opportunity to bring this area to life!
The kids had a wonderful learning experience gardening this week. As we visited the garden center to pick up some flowers, we also picked up a cute little friend that fits right in to our garden. We adore this little guy, if you want to get one yourself stop by Lowes Hardware, he was under twenty dollars. If dogs are more your type they had a dog as well.
Gavin picked out all of the flowers for the a “Kinder” Garden. One of his favorites was the Asiatic Lily, pictured on the right and he’s so excited that it’s a perennial so we will see them again next year. The flower on the left is a Ruby Candle Penstemon and will also come back again next year.
This beautiful shade plant works well tucked under the Crepe Myrtles. The Orange Marmalade Crossandra is so bright and colorful it’s easy to see why any child would be attracted to it’s beauty.
The boys worked so hard filling the garden full of impatiens, salvia, petunias, lilies and more. I asked them both what they learned about gardening and these were there exact answers.
Jude, age 2 “FUN!!”
Gavin, age 9 ” It’s really hard work. And I learned some flowers have to be in the shade and some need sun all day.”
We are so pleased with the new “Kinder” garden and in case I haven’t told you we named it the “Kinder” garden because we lived 8 years in Germany and Gavin was born there. The word Kinder means “child”. We love this bright, colorful and fun outdoor space. I hope you enjoyed it too. Now without further adieu….. I would love to announce the winner of the giveaway.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Congratulations Judy L. you are the Lucky Winner!!!
Thanks again to Everyone who participated!!!!