Here’s a simple starting craft for children in the garden! Do you have spring bulbs that you can’t find when the foliage has died? Do you ever accidentally dig them up, or worse, chop one in half while digging? I hate that! Last year I planted a lot of bulbs and was concerned about that happening more often. I put sticks in the ground to mark their place, but they are unsightly, and tend to get knocked down anyway. So I thought, why not have rocks with pictures of the bulbs on them, to mark the spot? It could be whimsical or artistic or serious, but it would be ‘garden art’ with a purpose! (no pink flamingoes in my garden!) So I set Angela to make a couple to start, and she and Anna-Grace made our first markers. They used acrylic craft paints, the kind available in bottles at any craft store. Then Angela sprayed them with Sealer, to make them waterproof. So easy! Personally, I wouldn’t have gone with pink rocks (yes, I’m too grown up, I know) but they did a great job, and a house full of children should have gardens that reflect their presence. Pink it is! So set the children at it, and they will have a great time!
Welcome to Growing Goodness! This website is dedicated to growing good things, both plants and children. It's a gardening blog with maternal overtones, as I discuss the goodness and value of plants, both wild and domestic. In the process I hope to help you pass a love of nature on to your children. Happy Gardening!