I love everything about flowers, the look, the feel, the smell and the bright bold colors. However flowers do not like me. I teach my kids at school what it takes to make flowers grow, but for some reason I am very negligent in watering them and then act surprised when they die. When I walk through a greenhouse I am jealous when I see people pushing around carts of gorgeous bright flowers that they are going to add to their yard to make it so inviting. I could fill my cart up with those same flowers, but I have learned it would be a waste of time and money. I refuse to throw in the towel so I decided to go with an easier route this year. That is when I saw this sign.
Durable & lasting that is what I need, even though I'm pretty sure the flowers I got are in the cactus family and do not have big bold buds they still add a little life to my porch. The best thing is the very minimum amount of water they take. The lady actually told me they are hard to kill. I kind of laughed and thought I am up for that challenge.
I also chose some lavender. It kind of looks like weeds, with a little tiny purple bloom. Anybody can grow weeds right?
With Earth day coming up it was a perfect time to plant our flowers. I let the boys choose the flowers they wanted. they chose petunias and marigolds.
We enjoyed a book that told the basic needs of flowers and named the parts of the flowers. Knox liked the petals the best.
They also colored their own petals, and used striped paper straws as the stem to make their own paper flower garden.
They each had a their own shovel and I am pretty sure we got more potting soil on the ground and us as they filled up their pots and placed their flowers in just the right spot. Of course every flower needs water, although I think we drowned them.
Poor things this is probably the one and only time they will get water before they wilt away. Hopefully the boys will help remind me.
They showcased their flowers and flower gardens in the corner ledge on the porch.
All that work wore them out. We decided since it was such a nice day and we were kind of having an outdoor earthy day why not enjoy their naps out as well.
So they did.
With Earth Day coming up on Sunday this was fun to do with the boys. Of course Earth day at our house will be talked about through our bible story time, and how God created the Earth, and the plants and the flowers. Just another reminder of the beautiful things that God has made.