Oh, I forgot to mention that the girls also grew some kind of beans (we think) at school. The bean plants are going to be part of the Butterfly garden too. Here are the girls holding their bean plants. The plants had been growing in those little plastic cups for about a month. I think they were very happy to be moved to a bigger home.
Our first step was to choose a section of the flower bed to plant the seeds. We choose a spot near the fence. The fence will give the bean plants some support and a place for them to grow and climb. Next to the bean plants, we made three rows in which to plant the wildflower seeds. The girls had a good time dropping the seeds into the rows and covering them up with soil.
After we got all of the bean plants and wildflower seeds planted, we roped off the area with some stakes and string. The Butterfly Garden is located next to the kids swing set and sandbox. The stakes and string will keep the kids and dog from running over the newly planted seeds. Now, we wait. We are watering the seeds everyday, and checking for sprouts. We will keep everyone posted on the progress of the plants. With any luck, we will have some pretty flowers growing~ all summer long.
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