Planting Kid Friendly Tips and Ideas

Being a Mom is the best job ever… especially when we can play in the garden soil together.  A few years back I came across these really neat hanging boxes that  could easily attach to the side of a deck or railing.  The first thing I thought of was the railing on my kids fort on the play-set in our yard. Wouldn’t it be great to add some color as well as give the kids something they can be creative with by adding kid friendly plants?

The Fort Railing

Planting Kid Friendly Tips and Ideas
The kids fort with creative window boxes

The children love creating and being imaginative up in the playset fort.  The hanging box was the perfect addition to the fort.  We had a great time picking out kid-friendly plants for the hanging boxes.

Kid- Friendly Plants
Planting Kid Friendly Tips and Ideas

In the container be sure to use a well drained potting soil so the container doesn’t get too heavy.  The fun part is picking out flowers with the kids.  I was lucky and they picked flowers that would grow perfect in the container hanging box we were using.  Be sure to check with your local garden center on what plants are kid friendly.  There are many plants out there that are poisonous.

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  • Petunias
  • Geraniums
  • Marigolds
  • Primrose
  • Radishes
  • Lettuces
  • Strawberries
  • Pansies
  • Snapdragons

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I have not used the Akro- Mils container but have seen it at garden centers locally.  The plastic looks sturdy and well designed to accommodate any planting on a railing or wood swing set like featured on my post today.  Click here to check it out on Amazon : AKro-Mils Planter Deck Box Planter, Mocha, 12-Inch.

Windowbox Autumn

In my kitchen patio garden I do use the Dynamic Design Medallion Deluxe in 36 and 24 inch poly window boxes with saucers.  I highly recommend these because they are sturdy and I’ve not had one issue with them leaking or fading.  Read more about my Kitchen patio garden at : Spring Window Box Planting Ideas.

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  • Petunias
  • Sunflowers
  • Geraniums
  • Snapdragons
  • Cosmos
  • Lambs Ear
  • Lavender
  • Cornflower
My daughter Sarah always loved the soft leaves of the Lambs Ear Plant.

You can find a list of different sites featuring poisious plants at : Cornell University

Tuesday Garden Blog Hop

This post is part of the Tuesday Garden Blog Hop.  Please be sure to check out these other creative gardening ideas featured on some of the leading garden influencers websites. I will be contributing to this project every 2nd and 4th Tuesday during the months in 2017.  Be sure to check out the outstanding bloggers below featuring this weeks link to weekly topics.

 

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Let’s Connect

I hope this post I shared with you today gets you thinking of the creative things you can plant up with your kids.  Why not head up to the local garden center and see what plants are left to plant up a hanging container for your kids play fort today.

 

 

12 thoughts on “Planting Kid Friendly Tips and Ideas”

  1. Thanks for the inspiration! Once we finish the kids’ tree fort built, they would love having flowers of their very own on the fort. I hope the boys won’t mind the girl’s pink and purple flowers everywhere.

  2. i love your blog, don’t find many that are so clear, it is nice to see that someone really understands. i really enjoyed reading this. thanks for the post.

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  4. I found your write up very useful and couldnt come at a better time! Thank you! p.s- I couldnt find your facebook page, do you have one so I can stay up to date with your latest articles?-Stacy Lebrun

  5. appreciate it for just a handy content for me personally, plus your creating can be quite intriguing and obvious to see for any person. thanks a lot once more for this very helpful document

  6. Gardening with kids is so fun and rewarding. Teachable moments, sharing our interests and lighting a creative fire under our kiddos makes for great memories. Your idea about putting a flower box on their fort is pure Genius!

    • Thank you Diane … we have so much fun outdoors playing in the garden growing up. My kids still love being outside now that they are officially adults.

  7. Snapdragons are one flower we add to our garden each year. Coneflowers are so pretty too. We had them at our old house in the garden but don’t have a sunny spot for them where we live now. The planters on the fort is such a great idea.

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