Seeing the look of wonder and excitement as a child explores a garden is always a wonderful experience. Most kids like to spend time outside in a garden. They will find a myriad of new discoveries each time they are in the garden.
Plant a special garden for kids and the summer will be enchanting as the kids spent time outside in nature. A garden will teach children to appreciate nature and educate them about the animals that visit the garden.
Sunflowers create a lot of excitement in the garden for kids. They like to watch the plants grow tall and then burst into bloom. The bright yellow color of sunflowers also adds energy to a garden. Kids like to see bright flowers.
A bed of sunflowers will also attract golden finch birds to the yard. Kids will greatly enjoy watching the golden finches sit on top of the sunflowers while they eat the seeds from the flower.
Bee balm is a great flower for a garden for kids. Its bright red color will make the flower attention getting. Also, kids will get a real kick out of watching hummingbirds feed at the bee balm. This flower strongly attracts hummingbirds. The hummingbird will hover at the flower as it sips nectar.
Make an Initial out of a Topiary or Ivy
Kids like to see their initial in a garden. It makes them feel like that section of the garden is just for them. It is easy to shape a topiary plant into the shape of an initial. A hedge may also be trimmed down into the shape of an initial.
Another idea is to use a wood shape or a foam mold of the initial and train a vine to grow on it. An ivy plant would grow around the mold and made an initial shaped living plant.
A heart shaped mold would be fun too. A lot of girls love anything in a heart shape. They would probably enjoy watching to vines grow to cover the heart shape and want their picture taken in front of the heart.
A trellis or fence with clematis vines growing on it will enchant youngsters. They will enjoy watching the vines grow up the trellis or fence. Also, once the clematis starts to bloom, it will be a big display of a lot of colorful flowers. Clematis comes in a variety of colors, including pink and purple.
The daisy flower is white with a yellow center. Kids like this cheerful flower. It blooms profusely so kids can pick a bouquet of daisies when they visit the garden.
The hibiscus bush has very tropical looking, colorful flowers. Kids find the flowers to be pretty and unusual.
The delicate hibiscus flowers bloom profusely and adorn the bush with bursts of color. Each flower only lasts a day or so, but each bush usually will have many flowers in bloom at the same time.
Butterflies enchant kids. They love to watch them swoop around a yard. Children love all the different colors of butterflies. They will chatter on for days after seeing a very beautiful butterfly.
Thus a butterfly bush is a great addition to a garden for kids. This bush gets wide and tall, so give it a lot of space. It grows rapidly and will soon be covered with white, purple, or pink flowers.
Butterflies will congregate on this bush. They feed on the flowers. They will hang on the bush for quite some time so kids will have a change to get a close view of the butterfly. Sometimes a butterfly bush may have up to ten or more butterflies on the bush at once.
Add a birdhouse to the garden for kids to show them an up close view of birds and the cycle of life. Kids will be happy to see when a bird has taken residence in the bird house. Then, when the babies are born it will be an exciting time for the children as they watch the little birds peep out of the bird house.
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