Here’s a list of plants to please your child’s 5 senses while encouraging a love for gardening….
I’ve compiled a great little list of commonly found plants that are great to teach your growing child how to use their five senses. With the temperatures rising, the cost of plants at your local garden center should be lowering. Though, if you do decide to plant any of these flowers this time of year, especially in our area, be sure to realize the need to water…every day.
These flowers not only smell great, but some deter pests.
These flowers are great for catching your children’s love of bright colors. Not only can they pick them but also they can paint or draw them.
These plants are great to make a “band” out of the plants in your garden.
These plants you can pick and eat, not to mention cook with. Your children will love helping you pick and wash them.
Have your child touch these plants and try to describe what texture they feel.
Carrie Longacre is a Mommy to a very active toddler, Hannah, and wife to her Landscaper husband, Marc, www.baileylawnandlandscape.com. Carrie has been gardening ever since she could walk and has a degree in Horticultural Business from Penn State University.