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Gardening with the Family

Nothing is more important than spending quality time with your family. Gardening and building an attractive living space is a great way to bring your family together for a fun time while you bring beauty and bounty to your home.

There is no better way to spend time with the family than by gathering on a warm day and working together to create something unique. Family gardening projects offer an opportunity to bond and to teach your children an appreciation of nature. It’s also a great way to show them how to grow the food they eat.

Getting your kids interested can be a challenge. If gardening is new to them, they might not see the immediate pleasure gardening can bring. One way to get their interest is to encourage them to choose plants that bloom in their favorite colors. If you’re planning a vegetable garden, allow your child to plant fruits and veggies he likes. Give each child a particular patch of land that will be her responsibility. Kids show more interest when they are given “adult” responsibilities. It gives them a sense of purpose.

Visit a local nursery and familiarize your kids with plants, trees, and gardening tools. Kids are curious so let them ask all the questions they want to ask.

Nursery employees are knowledgeable and will be happy to help educate your children. Employees can offer gardening tips and suggestions to help guide their kids and get started. They may even be able to give you advice on keeping the kids involved. Let the kids choose their plants. By involving them in the selection process, you're building their interest level and keeping them invested in the project. That is also a great way to teach them responsibility.

Schedule a regular time to work together in the garden. Keep the kids engaged by giving them plenty of direction. Compliment them on their efforts and the results they produce. That gives them a sense of pride and helps maintain their interest as they see the fruits of their labors take effect.

By teaching your kids the importance of plant life and the joy and sense of pride a beautiful garden can bring, you pass along a gift that they can pass on to their children.

Quality gardening plants for sale at TN Nursery; Where quality meets affordability. Ships to all states and 13 foreign countries. English Ivy is another favorite for families to plant. It's an evergreen vine that's fun and easy to plant and grow.

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