I have a background in academics and I know nothing about growing things. But I am bound and determined to learn. So we started simple. No actual growing of things. We made faerie gardens for the deck! I found tons of cute little faeries and gnomes for the garden back when we were not in the midst of pandemic (at the local dollar store) and let my kids design what they wanted. It was a whole afternoon of fun and since then, they have been playing “a game called faeries and gnomes” every time they go outside!
What a simple way to celebrate a beautiful afternoon outside. I used old pots from plants that didn’t make it from last year and pulled up some moss growing on the ground and helped them plant a few seeds in the event that they might get a small flower forest in their pots. All and all a huge success for a lovely outdoor creative afternoon.