Why not plant flowers with your kids this year for the holidays? Wouldn’t know how to begin? Do you have a sunny window in your house where planters can perch? If so, all it takes is some soil for the planters and a few flower bulbs. Wouldn’t it be nice to have beautiful flowers blooming in your home during the cold winter months?
Start them on Thanksgiving. Why not start a new holiday tradition? Who says you can’t? Plant flowers with kids in your windows on Thanksgiving. Better yet, start earlier for Christmas blooms. Any flower will bloom indoors regardless of the weather. How fun it will be to enjoy some winter gardening with your kids. Why wait until spring to make use of your green thumb?
See them sprout by Christmas. Kids can have more to look forward to than presents on Christmas. Watching the flowers they planted themselves spring to life, will make the holiday special. It doesn’t have to be flowers either. Kids can plant tiny pine trees. Holly and ivy are easy to grow and double as Christmas décor. Kids can plant whatever they like.
Watch flowers bloom in February. Kids will love planting flowers and seeing them bloom in mid-winter. By January or February, the flowers they planted on Thanksgiving should be beginning to bloom. What a great way to brighten up the house and chase away winter doldrums. There’s nothing like a flower to bring the hope of spring to a snowy day.
Plant them outside in May or June. Kids can move their winter flowers outside in the spring time. Give them their own special garden plot to cultivate. Tropical flowers can be left in the pot. Arrange them among the permanent garden flowers for variety. Kids can bring them indoors when cold weather strikes again.
Watch your holiday flowers come up yearly. Whether they are in the garden or the window, kids can enjoy their holiday flowers every year. Plus, by planting indoors annually, they’ll have a full flower garden in no time. Why not plant flowers with your kids this holiday season? The benefits are endless. Time spent with your kids is precious. Plus, the beautiful blooms will make your house feel more like a home.
Portions of this article were previously published by this author on a now closed Yahoo property.