Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Senseless Banter...
by donnainzone5 Today at 6:12 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Today at 5:41 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by bigdogrock Today at 5:38 pm

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 5:11 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:13 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by trolleydriver Today at 4:03 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by countrynaturals Today at 3:14 pm

» New England February 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:04 pm

» NOVA The Origami Revolution
by sanderson Today at 1:11 pm

» Roots...information....
by sanderson Today at 11:23 am

» Help - Building new raised beds
by sanderson Today at 2:42 am

» -What’s Hiding in Your Organic Fertilizer
by sanderson Today at 2:26 am

» Problems getting spinach seeds to sprout? Try this...
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:22 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 3:42 pm

» The raised bed of my dreams!
by yolos Yesterday at 2:12 pm

» Is this wood correct for building box?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2017, 10:43 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2017, 10:34 pm

» Sanderson - Virtual Roadtrip Flyover
by trolleydriver 2/17/2017, 9:52 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 2/17/2017, 6:15 pm

» 2017 Maryland Home & Garden Show -- TIX DRAWING
by sfg4uKim 2/17/2017, 10:51 am

» broccoli stunted
by trolleydriver 2/17/2017, 8:40 am

» has55's R & D Journey;Plant Talk.
by has55 2/17/2017, 3:03 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson 2/17/2017, 1:48 am

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by sanderson 2/17/2017, 1:05 am

» Compost source
by jimmy cee 2/16/2017, 9:28 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 2:06 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 2:00 pm

» Keeping bees
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 1:57 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by countrynaturals 2/16/2017, 9:45 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Flowers for Kids

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Flowers for Kids

Post  middlemamma on 4/27/2011, 11:13 pm

My Daisy Girl Scouts are putting together their mini-flower gardens next meeting. I need seed suggestions for fast growing flowers that will actually flower this summer and maybe grow low in their little mini garden bucket.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!

middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2260
Join date : 2010-04-25
Age : 39
Location : Post Falls Idaho and LOVING it

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Flowers for Kids

Post  Glendale-gardener on 4/27/2011, 11:21 pm

I bought a pack of mimosa pudica for a few bucks and it is definitely my sons favorite. He even built a tiny trellis for it out of craft sticks(it does not need a trellis!)

You may have heard it called "the sensitive plant". The first seed ears are just boring leaves but the every set of leaves after that are "tickle" leaves. When you touch them, they "shiver", then close up, very cool. Not a flower, but fun for kids, even when tiny.

Glendale-gardener

Female Posts : 293
Join date : 2011-03-10
Age : 41
Location : Cincinnati Zone 6A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Flowers for Kids

Post  sceleste54 on 4/28/2011, 12:17 am

http://henryfields.com/product.asp?pn=11433 These are some of my favorites. The colors are vibrant, they are somewhat drought tolerant, and form these neat little seed caps that reseed readily...

sceleste54

Female Posts : 383
Join date : 2010-04-08
Location : Florida Panhandle

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Flowers for Kids

Post  Patty from Yorktown on 4/28/2011, 6:58 am

Marigolds are my favorite kid flower. The seeds are pretty big for little fingers and they are brightly colored. Last year in kindergarten they sent home a cup with zinnias. An other thought might be an herb. They smell nice and are pretty tough. Good luck.

Patty in Yorktown

Patty from Yorktown

Posts : 350
Join date : 2010-03-05
Location : Yorktown, Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Flowers for Kids

Post  camprn on 4/28/2011, 9:04 am

Snapdragons & Sunflowers

camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14071
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Flowers for Kids

Post  nancy on 4/28/2011, 9:10 am

My kid's Daisy Troop planted daisies. They are in a plastic cup and need to be replanted already- hopefully this weekend. She also loves marigolds, but her favorite are snapdragons. If you can find seed packs of dwarf zinnias and cosmos, both of those should grow quickly for you and will put out great color.

nancy

Female Posts : 595
Join date : 2010-03-16
Location : Cincinnati, Ohio (6a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Flowers for Kids

Post  middlemamma on 4/28/2011, 10:47 am

I should have said....I can't plant sunflowers (or anything not frost tolerant) till June 1 here. We will do that as soon as we can. Smile

These will be in a little container. The reason I didn't do Daisies is because I was told they don't bloom year 1?? Is this not true?

middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2260
Join date : 2010-04-25
Age : 39
Location : Post Falls Idaho and LOVING it

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Flowers for Kids

Post  camprn on 4/28/2011, 10:57 am

@middlemamma wrote:I should have said....I can't plant sunflowers (or anything not frost tolerant) till June 1 here. We will do that as soon as we can. Smile

These will be in a little container. The reason I didn't do Daisies is because I was told they don't bloom year 1?? Is this not true?
If you are going to wait until June to plant seed outside, be prepared for bloom in mid August. If you started the seeds in cups now, then transplant you would get bloom earlier. I think if you just threw some sunflower seed outdoors now they would probably be fine, just my $0.02. Wink

camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14071
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Flowers for Kids

Post  middlemamma on 4/28/2011, 11:02 am

OH.....well, maybe I will do that then. I was just kinda listening to the packets. I love sunflowers and have about 10 packs I am planting all of! I guess I just didn't think of transplanting a sunflower. Embarassed

middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2260
Join date : 2010-04-25
Age : 39
Location : Post Falls Idaho and LOVING it

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Flowers for Kids

Post  MCard on 4/28/2011, 3:27 pm

I'm trying nasturtiums, too. Violas and pansies are happy flowers, too, although I have no idea about starting those from seeds.

MCard

Posts : 25
Join date : 2011-04-07
Location : Seattle (zone 7b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Flowers for Kids

Post  nancy on 4/29/2011, 8:44 am

middlemamma - last Saturday at art class, my kid planted marigold seeds as part of an Earth Day project. By Wednesday night, we had one seedling and by last night there were a dozen. I don't know how many she planted, but the germination rate is through the roof and they came up SO quickly.

And the daisies she planted two weeks ago are getting their second sets of leaves now. Both plants will need to be transplanted this weekend. I haven't heard that daisies don't bloom their first year, so I don't know what to say about that. I hope it is wrong.

And I have had great success transplanting sunflowers. I am unwilling to direct-plant because the squirrels just sit and laugh at me.

Let us know what you decide. I love the idea of planting something with the Daisies!

nancy

Female Posts : 595
Join date : 2010-03-16
Location : Cincinnati, Ohio (6a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Flowers for Kids

Post  middlemamma on 4/29/2011, 4:24 pm

Well I had a $5 off coupon and a $5.00 giftcard for Ace Hardware...so I just went down and picked up some actual Daisy seeds among other stuff. Apparently there are different KINDS of daisy's like everything else. LOL Some are annual....Duh. The perennial ones don't bloom the first year I guess?

For this project I don't want to be transplanting. This little mini garden will stay in the bucket they each have to plant in.

Come end of may they are getting an actual SFG to plant in as well. At least that is the plan.

middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2260
Join date : 2010-04-25
Age : 39
Location : Post Falls Idaho and LOVING it

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Flowers for Kids

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum