6 Gardening Ideas
When you think “spring”, you think green: leaves are budding on trees, grass is growing greener, and flowers are sprouting and preparing to blossom. Take advantage of your spring fever and plan to grow something with your family this year.
At the heart of gardening there is a belief in the miraculous — Mirabel Osler
Plant a tree. You don't necessarily need to plant a tree at the time of your child's birth or on some specific milestone or holiday. Planting a tree can be an anytime, any age activity. Involve everyone in picking out the type and location where it would be planted. Caring for the tree can also be a family activity. And as your child grows, they can compare their height to the tree!
Start a vegetable garden. This can be a large undertaking, or a small venture, depending on the amount of space you have available. If you don't have a plot of land, use pots. Let everyone choose a veggie to plant, and they can be in charge of caring for their own: watering, weeding, and harvesting. This is also good for picky eaters; veggies taste much better fresh out of your garden.
Plant flowers in egg cartons. Dagmar Bleasdale shows us how to make a beautiful egg carton garden, here. You could also pick out a hearty flower seed, like a marigold or a daisy! Place the egg carton garden in a window and watch the sprouts grow.