Kids can’t keep their hands off this selection of fuzzy, vibrant and just plain fun plants.
These lollipop-like blooms instantly draw children’s attention. ‘Globemaster’ (pictured) can reach 5 feet, making any garden resemble a real-life Candyland. Just warn the kids that these onion family members don’t taste as sweet as they look!
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
The fragrant, unusual blooms of this Southern wildflower open up on a rapidly-growing vine in midsummer, attracting butterflies, bees and curious children, of course. Fruits, called maypops, follow the flowers and can be eaten fresh or used to make jelly.
Sunflowers are easy to grow and children will love plucking petals from the towering blooms. Sunflower seeds are an added bonus. Try growing ‘Sunforest Mix’, which can reach heights of 10 to 15 feet, for a living playhouse.
Sure, the dandelion has a bad rep, but we can’t imagine a childhood without making wishes on dandelions’ fuzzy seed heads.
Deep color and a burst of miniature blooms make spring-blooming hyacinth a hit in a children’s garden.
Kids love anything with bright colors, plus the sturdy snapdragon blooms are fun for children to pinch to make the “mouth” open and close.
Recommended Planters : Colorful Planters :
Add a splash of colors to indoor or table top plants at home and office with these colorful planters.
Buy ready to use nutrient rich soil:
In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
Buy Decorative Pebbles :
Decorate planters or garden landscapes with these decorative pebbles :
Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.