My most favorite flowers are tulips, so for spring 2018, I chose tulips of all different colors…pink, purple, red, and orange!
If you have read any of my other seasonal gardening posts, you know I don’t have elaborate flower gardens. I mostly plant flowers in planters and pots, and those little plants bring me so much happiness as I walk through my kitchen and view them on the deck!
The pansies I planted during the fall are still thriving despite a really cold winter, lack of water (oops), and even snow. They are hearty little plants for sure! Take a look at the pictures in Fall Gardening 2017 Edition to see just how much they have grown!
My children enjoy watching the flowers bloom and grow too. When I purchased the tulips, the leaves were already slightly growing with no blooms. Once I planted them, they took off quickly. Each morning we go to the window with great anticipation to see what colors the blooms are and how many blooms are new.
Viewing life through the eyes of a toddler and a preschooler is so much fun. Everything is a new learning experience and a grand adventure!
Yesterday, we were watching our tulips from outside and noticed one of the blooms is losing pedals…so sad! If flowers would only live forever!
When I planted this year’s spring flowers, it was a threesome event!
The first thing we do during a gardening project is put on our boots! Each of us has our own pair of mud boots because it’s very muddy where we live this time of year. As I planted the flowers, my little boy helped by taking the empty plant containers to the garbage. His favorite thing is watering the flowers with his little watering can, and my little girl mostly runs around or admires her boots as they are her favorite thing right now!
Over the last couple weeks, I have used my simple flower pots to teach my children about God and His wonderful creation.
I often ask them questions such as, Who made the flowers? and Who made you?
I love incorporating the joys of spring into our daily life and making ordinary things a wonderful teaching opportunity.
And in all reality, we are viewing a miracle on a daily basis because no one but God can make a flower grow!
Have you planted any flowers for spring? What are your favorite flowers? Do you have any secret gardening tips? I love reading your comments so please share!
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