This summer, my baby girl decided she wanted to try planting and caring for a flower garden. She told me a few weeks ago that it was on her wish list for the summer, among a few other things. We currently don’t have a usable backyard, so I suggested we try to plant her garden at her abuela’s house instead. It seems the universe heard my baby girl’s wishes as a few days after our conversation, I received an email from Walmart for a new campaign centered around plants – specifically, they wanted us to try a Better Homes and Gardens planter and plants! With a planter, we could definitely keep her flower garden in our porch and wouldn’t have to use abuela’s yard!
The complimentary planting container we received from Better Homes and Gardens is very light and I was told it will not crack or fade. Since my girl wanted to plant a flower garden, we headed to Walmart to pick out her flowers and browse the Better Homes and Gardens selection in the garden center. My local store didn’t have tons of Better Homes and Gardens plants, but they did have a few mixed in with their regular garden center offerings. The good thing is that all the Better Homes and Gardens plants are in a white pot with the name, making them easier to spot.
I took the opportunity to help my baby girl learn about reading the plants’ names, how much sunlight each plant needs, and how much water. She chose three annuals, all requiring 3-6 hours of sun and lots of water. I made sure to explain she needed to keep up with the watering so her flowers could blossom and figured this will be a great exercise in learning responsibility.
To plant her flower garden, we used the following items:
- Better Homes and Gardens 16″ Bombay Garden Vase, priced at $22.96
- Potting soil
- Better Homes and Gardens assorted flowers – the small annuals we chose were priced at $2.98 each
- Gardening gloves – pink of course, her favorite color
- Gardening tools we already had at home
She had a lot of fun planting her flowers, even though initially she said, “Man, gardening sure is dirty work!” I admitted to her that gardening isn’t really my thing, but that I too was having fun sharing the experience with her. I think she’s going to do great in caring for her flowers and perhaps she’ll find that gardening is indeed her thing, despite her mami’s feelings on it.
Do your kids have a garden of their own?
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I received samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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