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A Diy Child's Flower Garden

Updated on December 6, 2020
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Jackie shares her around-the-house ideas that anyone can copy and enjoy for their very own!

Get the Family Involved

Do you have children or grandchildren? Maybe you are already into flowers and plants and it never occurred to you to make a children’s garden, but it can be not only cute or beautiful or whimsical, whatever your fancy is, but so much fun.

You are only as limited as your imagination. Of course some projects can be more expensive than others but you can add to the garden as you go and as your child grows; or better yet, they can! Once you decide to involve the child it is hard to say where this can go. Be sure to include them in each and every step! Allow them to see the seeds sprout and the plants start budding.

Come take a walk in my garden and form your own ideas!

Bearded Grandpa Bush with Chimes

Bearded Grandpa. One of my prize trees that I so love! I adorn it with chimes that give joy even when you can't see it.
Bearded Grandpa. One of my prize trees that I so love! I adorn it with chimes that give joy even when you can't see it.

A Lifetime of Memories

A project they will never forget! Get them involved and make so many wonderful memories for everyone!

Honeysuckle vine. These are such fun for the kids because they can pinch them to their tongue for a delightful flavor!
Honeysuckle vine. These are such fun for the kids because they can pinch them to their tongue for a delightful flavor!

Lavender

What a great outdoor aroma this is!
What a great outdoor aroma this is!

Use the Mind of a Child

Look at the bearded grandpa tree and the chimes. What a great idea for chimes. What child wouldn't love chimes in their garden? They could start a collection, or better yet, learn to make their own! What hours of fun kids could have doing this! Even adults!

Do you have a fence somewhere a child can have their garden inside? Maybe just as a background! What idea could they come up with for that? A to Z if you ask me. It would make the background for countless ideas!

The honeysuckle vine here, a tiny little boy shared with me. He had me taste and told me, no, don't chew it and swallow, just squeeze the sweet tangy juice across your tongue.

This was a little boy about five or maybe younger and he knew not to eat everything that looks good, he had just been taught about this plant and loved teaching it to adults. That is what teaching children will accomplish and how else are you going to get little boys in flowers?

Well maybe you and he could put some of his favorite characters in a garden? Maybe you could use the honeysuckle vine and other edible plants, possibly some herbs.

Some mints that come in many odors and can be eaten or added to their drinks they have in their gardens! Teach them the health benefits, by the way!

Add a Yellow Brick Road

Follow the yellow brick road.
Follow the yellow brick road.

Evening Shadows

Let the Child Help Pick Out the Flowers and Plants

As I take photos I come across children flower gardens sometimes, but not often enough. Now certain places and photos I take cry out for a children’s garden. Such as the many birdbaths and bird feeders. What fun would that be for any child? Let me show you some of my ideas. Enjoy some beautiful spots and use your imagination or let the children!

Try flowers which have large, fast-growing seeds and produce vast, colorful blossoms. Most require warm soil and full sun. How much fun would herbs be, like basil and parsley and bushes of rosemary? There are mints in scents of pineapple, grapefruit and even chocolate! Yum!

Make a trip to the nursery together to get ideas and choose plants. Let the children take a large part to keep things interesting while plants grow. Let them think of things to add to make it more attractive or fun. Each year will be something they look forward to with you. In warmer climates it hardly ends!

The child will learn all about planting and storing plants that are perennial and starting seedlings to be transferred to their garden. Can you imagine the affect an experience like this would be for a child? What affect could this simple thing have on their future? What all can they learn planting a garden?

See My Little Teacup

Garden Tea Cups. For a child's garden or an English garden; The cup and saucer is always a fun addition. Pick up the cups and saucers at yard sales and also the mallet that holds them!  (Glued solid, of course!)
Garden Tea Cups. For a child's garden or an English garden; The cup and saucer is always a fun addition. Pick up the cups and saucers at yard sales and also the mallet that holds them! (Glued solid, of course!)

Use Economic Imagination

Use things we often throw away! Trash cans, tea pots, broken cups, mallets and the list can go on and on. If you don't have these hit the yard sales or picks things up at dollar stores!

Birdbath and Walkway

A child's bench and drinking fountain.
A child's bench and drinking fountain.

Adding Decorations

Find some pretty tea cups and saucers and superglue them on a mallet or pole. Have one here and there or two to four together, even a little round table in the middle maybe. How about an Alice in Wonderland theme? Well probably today's girls have someone else as a favorite, so let them decide...unless it is for you!

Flowers such as morning glory are considered a weed by many, but it could be my favorite flower, really. They come in a bush and a vine and every color and size. These purple ones I find so attractive because they look to have a light in the center. My mother had a small kitchen porch closed in by multicolored ones and they provided shade behind that otherwise over heated white lattice cover. I adored that little porch I went to so much every morning I have written a poem about it that will be in my new book coming out.

Children can make them a privacy wall with these or shaded area and what child wouldn't want the variety of colors and there is even the moon glories. How would that look with a few lanterns or up lights at night? Or just add one or two colors to a drab tree or fence if you don't want it a main scene.

Oh, and lattice, who doesn't love it? It is such a beautiful background for any flower besides being a privacy wall and / or shade. Painted white it says wow to the most simple flower. It can be hand made too!

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The Tin Man

Tin Man. Simply made from aluminum buckets, coffee cans and trashcans.
Tin Man. Simply made from aluminum buckets, coffee cans and trashcans.

Simple Yet So Much Fun!

Check out the tin man. Who has some coffee cans, trash cans and a water bucket? Isn't that brilliant? A funnel for a hat. These don't have to be new. Pick them up for practically nothing at yard sales. It doesn't matter if they have holes or if they are very old. Your tin man can be painted or covered with moss or just anyway you can imagine him to be. You can even put a scarf and apron on him and make him a she! Put a flower in her hair!

A Bench Well Placed

Garden bench.
Garden bench.

Down to the Nitty Gritty

Once your child has a chosen piece of ground, determine the type soil and what flowers will grow best there. Do you want sunny or shady plants? This depends on the location. Rich soil in a sunny location is ideal but not a must if you do not have that. Remember too the things you can add to the flower garden to make it a fantasy fun place for the child. My bet is that any child that takes a real interest in this will never lose it! The possibilities are endless

The Possibilities Are Endless

How much fun will it be talking and planning with the child or children? It can be feminine or masculine, cartoonish or bizarre. What can you find to put on the ground to add flowers to? Would the child like to grow a few veggies in their garden? What about fun gourds for fall or Halloween? It can be any shape with a path to walk through or bench or table for sitting and enjoying. Perhaps a great place for doing homework?

What about a bird feeder and bath. Bring in beautiful birds and feel their ears with music. Maybe include a bird book to let them recognize the birds they see. Squirrels often come along to the bird feeders and whether we like them or not (of course I do!) the kids love them. Maybe this will get them into photography too.

A child's imagination can go and settle who knows where? Will you help them along to their career? OK, maybe that is pushing it although it is possible, at worst they will be involved in something so enjoyable, spending more time with you and staying out of trouble they otherwise could be into.

As much as I love nature and flowers and all the ornaments, I have a huge interest in the beautiful sky and clouds. When there is no flower in bloom and not a veggie left, or even as an addition; we have beautiful trees, sky and clouds. They are everywhere we go and they don't cost us a cent! So look up...and teach the children to!

Squirrely Garden

Squirrel eating bird seed.
Squirrel eating bird seed.

Learning Fun

What better way to get kids interested in nature than through gardening? What a learning experience it can be for them and such a great thing to share with adult friends or family. The garden can naturally lead to the birds and butterflies, the bees and caterpillars and many a lesson that can be learned in fun. Gourds, pumpkins and flower seeds can add so much to the beauty and education of growing a garden with the children.

Let them learn to decorate gourds to decorate their garden or make bird nests or bird feeders or maybe they will have ideas never once considered!

Children will learn of the life cycle of many living things in so many fun ways. Something to do all through the warm months and to plan for and look forward to all through the cold ones!

Planting Children's Flower Garden

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Jackie Lynnley

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  • Jackie Lynnley profile imageAUTHOR

    Jackie Lynnley 

    3 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you Ven. I plan to try to find more normal sized photos as soon as I get a chance to search for them. These are quite huge and I have no idea why. It has been up for six years!

    Thank you for liking, I really had fun with this and was disappointed it did not place well with HP.

    Made quite a few changes, will see how it goes and look into other places that may like to have it rather than see it gone forever.

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    Venkatachari M 

    3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

    A very beautiful article dealing with the growth of a nice Flower Garden for Children with many amazing wonders hidden there to surprise them.

    Very instructive article.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    3 years ago from the beautiful south

    Yes Rachel, they are and thank you so much. The one thing I have yet to do that I want to so bad is have a flower pot hanging from a tree pouring water. It isn't supposed to be that hard to do but I have never gotten around to it and also I get ate up by bugs so I have to be quick if I pick the wrong times of the day!

    Taking picture of flowers is about what I live for anymore! I am so hoping the freeze tonight and next few nights do not kill my Magnolia Betty's that I so love to get new shots of every year!

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    Rachel L Alba 

    3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

    Hi Jackie, How did I miss this article? How beautiful. Is that your actual garden and yard? If I had that I would never need to go anywhere for vacation. Just lovely. You gave me ideas for my yard. Thank you so much.

    Blessings to you.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    5 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you Norma, just fun things I love to do! Photography the most.

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    Norma Lawrence 

    5 years ago from California

    Great article and beautiful pictures. Thanks

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    6 years ago from the beautiful south

    Haha peach; that is just the way we feel sometimes. Not everyone does want to garden and I get frustrated myself sometimes when everything doesn't turn out how I hoped but just like giving birth we forget the pain and do it again!

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    peachy 

    6 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    My garden is full of weeds, no wonder my kids aren't interested in gardening

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    7 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thanks Better Yourself; this was a really fun one, doing the video. Bet I will never remember how though, lol.

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    Better Yourself 

    7 years ago from North Carolina

    Great and fun hub Jackie! Perfect timing since school is almost out and this is a great project for kids to work on with parents over the summer months.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    7 years ago from the beautiful south

    I don't think it is you Faith; my notices seem few and far between and some I never get. I don't know if they are getting overloaded and everyone is having this same prob or not but I haven't heard anyone else complain about it. I keep on top of my comments though even if it takes me a few hours to get to them I always check here under comments and many times I have found a little surprise I never got a notice on!

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    7 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you suzette; I will also have to admit the camera can make things look very good too with the right light and angle! Sorry to say I am getting slack on working on this for this year. Next I will have to do a chicken flower garden!

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    7 years ago from the beautiful south

    Yes Faith; I just put in and it shot up which gave me hope and when I checked back in an hour it was already featured!

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    Faith Reaper 

    7 years ago from southern USA

    I just checked my email and it looks like I have not received any notifications from HP since 11:55 a.m. yesterday! Guess I better reset my email? Glad you told me!

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    Suzette Walker 

    7 years ago from Taos, NM

    Wonderful hub, Jackie, with some great ideas and tips. I have seen children's gardens before, but the ones you show here are beautiful and well-thought-out. You have some very creative ideas.

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    Faith Reaper 

    7 years ago from southern USA

    Yes, that would be a great hub, as I do not have a clue how to do that! I will make sure I have been to that other hub too.

    New hub? I have not gotten any notification on a new hub yet? You mean today? That is wonderful though. Let me see if I can find it!

    Have a great day.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    7 years ago from the beautiful south

    Faith, I have meant to do a hub on it....maybe, lol. My share button is still not working. It may take them all week to get this fixed!

    I do have another video garden hub but you have been there I am sure...pretty sure, lol.

    My new hub got featured in about an hour, can you believe it!

    Enjoy your day, I am getting ready to accomplish a few things outside before it gets too hot!

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    Faith Reaper 

    7 years ago from southern USA

    Hi Jackie,

    Well, my share button is not sharing either LOL. I clicked on it and all it does is ask do I want to share with my followers and I click "share" and nothing happens? I hope it is fixed soon!

    I just love your bearded grandpa and your flowering weeping willow sounds lovely too. I do hope you can get photos of it too. That is a nice neighbor for sure. I am not doing too well myself in keeping things up like I need to as far as my gardening. Well, you need to be careful and take care of yourself and let someone else do the heavy lifting. I am enjoying the day off today. Looks like rain here, but it is nice to have a day off!

    I just tried to share it again and it looks like it did not work. Will keep trying. I thought I had seen one of your garden hubs but I don't remember this one with the tin man and your great video. You will have to teach me how to do that for sure! lol

    Enjoy your day in your beautiful gardens.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    7 years ago from the beautiful south

    Well thanks Faith! So glad you like it. I guess your share button is working! lol Will try mine again before I leave. I think I need to trim my bearded grandpa this fall, he did good but I think he should be growing a little better, probably needs topped. I have a flowering weeping willow I am waiting to see if it will bloom this year. It had maybe two blooms last year but this year it is so full and I would love to get pictures of it! A neighbor gave it to me! I am sad to say I am not keeping up with things as I would love to.

    So glad you found this; thought you had been here!

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    Faith Reaper 

    7 years ago from southern USA

    Wow, Jackie, I am baffled that I have never seen this beautiful hub of your beautiful gardens! Your video and photos are amazing. You should give lessons on the making of children's wonderland of a garden. I love all of your walking paths, fountain, benches and that tin man is so adorable. Any child would love to be there in such an enchanting place for adult or child. Just looking at the video and photos, makes me feel like a child again.

    I have never seen a bearded gradpa, so interesting and beautiful. Love the garden tea cups too. Your gardens are magical.

    Up and more, pinning, tweeting and sharing

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    8 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you RTalloni. It was fun doing.

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    RTalloni 

    8 years ago

    Getting children involved in gardening is so important and these ideas with photos of your garden are super!

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    8 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you eddy-so good to see you!

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    Eddy Jones 

    8 years ago from Wales.

    Oh Jackie this is so truly beautiful ;thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

    Eddy.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    tirelesstraveler - Believe me once you get going you won't be able to do all that will come to mind~ so glad you liked it!

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Maria, thank you. This is just a gift given to me by my mother and I just took it a little farther.

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    Judy Specht 

    9 years ago from California

    Yesterday a lady asked me what I did for a living. I said "I was a write". she said, "I knew you had to do something creative, you are so imaginative. Well I haven't even begun to get imaginative with children's gardens. I haven't ever thought about them, though I had one when I was a little girl. HJ and I shall have great fun with your ideas. Honeysuckle and tea cup bird baths for the humming birds. Marvelous ideas

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    Maria Jordan 

    9 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

    Dear Jackie,

    I must be a child at heart because I loved this entire piece from your fabulous video to all the ideas that you outlined... You indeed have developed a Secret/ Wonderland Garden that shows us the therapeutic value of gardening and creativity and fun for all ages, especially working together to see projects come together.

    Voted UP & UABI-- Lovely job! Hugs, Maria

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you so much Lesley and I am so glad you liked it. I am going out tomorrow to hopefully find the hummingbird moth I saw and caught just a few blurred pics of a couple weeks ago. I hope the flowers are still out it was after. It has been so hot I haven't been out in quite awhile.

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    Movie Master 

    9 years ago from United Kingdom

    A wonderful, wonderful hub Jackie, I loved your video - what a fabulous garden you have!

    I enjoy gardening with my grandchildren, it's surprising just how enthusiastic children can be!

    Thank you for your great ideas, a big vote up from me!

    best wishes lesley

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you Frank, it is like playing house, lol.

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    Frank Atanacio 

    9 years ago from Shelton

    Simply amazing Jackie even for the child inside us all voted amazing!!!!

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you John, glad you liked!

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    John Sarkis 

    9 years ago from Winter Haven, FL

    Great hub Jackie---so full of ideas! You have a wonderful backyard.

    Take care

    John

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Huh, I tried to grow them last year, from plants, lol, didn't get a one. You will have to tell me your secret. All I have is tomatoes, squash and herbs this year, all doing well.

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    Micheal 

    9 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thanks Jackie, I figured you might.

    I love gardening and grow loads of chilies as even I cannot get them wrong.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    I love some of both...knew your meaning!

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    Micheal 

    9 years ago from United Kingdom

    Or flowers for that matter lol

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thanks so much molometer!

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    Micheal 

    9 years ago from United Kingdom

    Always a good idea to get the kids involved in gardening.

    To many haven't got a clue where real food comes from.

    Lovely photos BTW.

    Voted up and interesting.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you billy, I do spend almost every day in flowers and mostly mine. I live in a very beautiful place and thank God for it.

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    Bill Holland 

    9 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Jackie, this is your yard? It's spectacular! You have done a remarkable job there; so peaceful and beautiful! Thank you for the tour!

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    b.Malin, thank you so much and I am so pleased you enjoyed the photos and the write, such a great compliment!

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    b. Malin 

    9 years ago

    Hi Jackie, I felt like a Kid again, looking at your Wonderful Photos, they are Terrific! I Loved how you described Everything, I could feel the Love that you've put into this Hub...Amazing, Simply Amazing.

    I now look forward to Following your Hubs!

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you sgbrown, it really is amazing once the wheels start turning the dozens of ideas there are.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you so much Christy, so glad you did stop by to see my flowers. Gardens really are a fun family thing.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you Alastar, and you are right, what a beautiful place and I am so thankful for that.

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    Sheila Brown 

    9 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

    What wonderful ideas! I think it is important for children to learn about nature. What a better way than to create their own garden. Not only can they enjoy learning about different plants, but insects and birds as well. This is a wonderful hub, you have given me so ideas for my grandchildren, thank you! Voted up and awesome!

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    Christy Birmingham 

    9 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    I had to stop to gaze at your video - you capture the beauty of flowers so well here Jackie. Your descriptions and photos are lovely. Gardens are great for the entire family xx

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    Alastar Packer 

    9 years ago from North Carolina

    Great compilation with the slide show vid Jackie, delightful NC garden of Eden. Wonderful figurines too. What child wouldn't be in wonderland!

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you Lot, me too, it is hard for me not to get my hands in dirt real often and if nothing else I have to take my camera out daily for a look around. These days it has to be early in this heat.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thanks Rick, it is really exciting when it comes to making children happy and we can read their faces. I think I could fill another hub with ideas, in fact I had to cut back on this one some, and as I say it can go anywhere the imagination can. I love private shady gardens myself. Thanks so much for the praise!

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Amy, I use to live where I had the deer and even a panther once! I don't miss possums I must say, those are some really ugly critters but I am glad to have the birds and squirrels here. I will one day have to record my birds, it is really something else. Haven't seen an owl in a long long time I have to say.

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    Lot Rillera 

    9 years ago from Philippines

    Wow, those are beautiful pictures Jackie. I love flowers and I love garden too. Gardening makes me busy when I am bored. nice hub !

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    Poetic Fool 

    9 years ago

    Wow, Jackie! What an awesome hub packed with all kinds of fantastic ideas! I wish it had been around when my 3 kids were little. The fun we could have had! They would have loved working in the dirt, growing flowers and veggies and I know building a tin man would have been a hit. So many great ideas here, Jackie! This is a wonderful, wonderful hub! Voted up all around. Great job!

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    Amy Becherer 

    9 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    I adored my little cedar home in Hillsboro, MO. I worked in the yard everyday after I got home from work. Neighbors walked by in the evening to find out what I was planting and to tell me how much they enjoyed seeing my work. I am "big" on naturalizing. My yard was like a jungle, for all the beautiful, colorful birds my feeders drew, along with chipmunks and squirrels. I saw deer, owls, raccoons, opossums and skunks at night. I miss that.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you Amy, at first I was really selfish with my pictures, not wanting anyone to take them but now I know no one really can, this is mine and I want to share, I want what I wish I had had, for a child to live their whole live appreciating all the beauty and creating a little of their own!

    Thanks for sharing your story, you prove that anyone can do it.

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    Amy Becherer 

    9 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Your grounds, Jackie, are the stuff of secret gardens; pure magic that can stir the imagination. Though I now live in an apartment, outside the cove that leads to my door, I have about 7 large pots, filled with "soon to bloom" mixed flowers. I also have a gorgeous cactus that my mom was going to let die in last years first freeze. I rescued it and it is magnificent. I adore wildlife and with no room for a feeder, I put black oil sunflower seeds out on a concrete ledge in the back one-way alley behind the building. My bedroom window faces the alley and I now see beautiful cardinals feeding their babies, finches and other unknown to me varieties, along with squirrels and rabbits. That barren ugly space has become a mecca for gorgeous wildlife. It has come alive!

    Your space is beautiful and your piece that share it with your readers is equally gorgeous, Jackie. Thank you

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you kasmir, it really is exciting to think of all the things that can be done and there are many no fail plants for those leery of their talents.

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    Thomas Silvia 

    9 years ago from Massachusetts

    Hi Jackie, WOW love all the great ideas within this well written hub,and the beautiful photos are awesome ! Great ways for parents to introduce kids to do gardening and get them to enjoy it . Love the tin man !

    Vote up and more !!!

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you so much Vellur, I do hope it will encourage those who can to get kids involved in planting...anything!

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    Nithya Venkat 

    9 years ago from Dubai

    Jackie this is a wonderful way to encourage kids. Introducing them to gardening is the best. Taking care of a plant, will help them become responsible and caring. They will truly come to know what reposibility is. Your ideas are brilliant, the photos amazing. Enjoyed your hub and voted up, beautiful and awesome.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Flashmakeit, it really is, thank you, I am sure I could write another whole hub on just ideas!

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you rebecca, it has been on my mind for a very long time now and although I wish I had added music, maybe it is nice just to enjoy a flowerful quiet moment. You honor me as always!

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    I'm so glad it did Mhatter, and I know this would be such a blessing to children, as it is adults.

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you Pamela, I am really lucky and I adore flowers and the outdoors. Photography runs a close race!

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thank you Nell, there really is so many great and easy ideas and I keep adding them to mine. Appreciate the votes!

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Oh it is Debbie and I am so thankful! Thank you for enjoying it with me.

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    flashmakeit 

    9 years ago from usa

    I enjoyed reading this article because it so much fun trying to design a garden for children to view.

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    Rebecca Mealey 

    9 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

    This is really a cool idea Jackie. What a poetic way to describe how and why to make a children's garden. Only Jackie Lynnley can do it like that!

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    Martin Kloess 

    9 years ago from San Francisco

    Great article. Brings back memories. I think my children were bettered by the experience.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    9 years ago from Sunny Florida

    This garden is gorgeous and looks like it was professionally designed. It is wonderful for the children and I imagine any adult would enjoy spending time in your garden. The video and pictures are lovely. Awesome hub.

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    Nell Rose 

    9 years ago from England

    Wow! Jackie, the photos were fantastic, and great ideas for the kids, love the tin man! voted up all the way! nell

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    Nell Rose 

    9 years ago from England

    Wow! Jackie, the photos were fantastic, and great ideas for the kids, love the tin man! voted up all the way! nell

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 

    9 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    if this is your back yard. it is beautiful.. i love it.. your video and pictures.. I want this back yard.. lol

    voted way up

    Debbie

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    Jackie Lynnley 

    9 years ago from the beautiful south

    Thanks avinnovice, I agree and it can't be anything but fun if it is made interesting to them instead of forced on them. Kids will never enjoy anything they are made to do! So I say make it fun!

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    Deb Hirt 

    9 years ago from Stillwater, OK

    Kids need to learn about gardening so they can help with it later!

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