Focus on Family: Gardening with children

Kids Activity Garden
Chicago Flower and Garden Show
Through March 23
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand
Chicago
www.chicagoflower.com

Tips:

A container garden is a great way to get kids introduced to gardening. It’s relatively small and literally contained, and they can get creative.

Kids learn important lessons about plant cycles and growth.

Start with a container of your choice, then carefully add potting mix. Use a combination of plants for visual effects: the “thriller, filler and spiller.” A “thriller” is a centerpiece plant that lives up to its big name. A “filler” is a flowering plant or leafy plant that complements the thriller plant. A “spiller” is a plant that drapes or spills off the side of the pot.

Work with your child to tend to the plant and learn about watering and light.

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 454 other followers