Plant Your Own Backyard Retreat
It won't take long to cultivate a love of gardening in your kids with this planting project: a shady playhouse of towering sunflowers. The cheery getaway is the brainchild of Hans Leo, the educational assistant at Bramble Hill Farm in Amherst, Massachusetts, where local schoolkids get to pitch in with the planting, weeding, and watering. Hans came up with the idea after reading about how Indians in Canada created temporary lodges out of live saplings by tying together the upper branches to form a roof.
Here are Hans' directions for planting and growing a sunflower house of your own, plus tips on how to keep your kids involved in the project:
Plant Your Playhouse
Put On a Happy Face
Make Gardening Fun