I’ve never had success in growing things. But I love grown things. After many, many failed attempts I stopped trying and starting looking; looking for inspiration. I found it in this picture below of the Keukenhof Tulip Fields in Holland. It’s very interesting when you stop trying and start inspiring because there’s motivation there.
The first step was the children and I decorated vibrant pots. Next, we asked dirtgirl to write us a post about how to plant nasturtiums (because they are colourful, easy to grow, AND we can use the flowers in salad). The children and I: we watched them grow, we watered them and made sure they had enough sunlight, and now Spring has come and we have our first flowers in our rainbow garden.
“MUUUUUM! MUUUUUM!” The way they were screaming you would have been forgiven for thinking it was Christmas morning!
“Come and see!? We have a flower! We have a flower!”
And so we did. From seeds to flower: there was only about a month to six weeks in it.
We got our rainbow garden and the process made all the family happy. Here’s to more flowers, inspiration and gardening with kids.
Another post from dirtgirl: 10 Winter Gardening Tips for Kids