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Gardening with Kids: DIY Rain Boot Planters

I came across great post from Rosina Huber that I thought would be perfect for Itsy’s Gardening with Kids series. This is a great project if you have a bunch of old rain boots laying around that you can’t seem to part with but don’t know what to do with them. Your kids will love being a part of this great project.

Consider planting flowers or herbs that attract bees! Bees are our friends and unfortunately their numbers are reducing.

Here are some to consider:

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  • Alyssum
  • Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
  • Annual poppies (Papaver)
  • Asters
  • Bee balm (Monarda)
  • Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia)
  • Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • Clover (Trifolium)
  • Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Cranesbill (Geranium)

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I thought that the perfect place to put them would be to hang them right on our garden gate *grin*. Don’t they look super cute there? A perfect flower filled welcome to our vegetable garden and the kids just love seeing them every time we go to water or plant. Plus this way the slugs will never be able to eat the blooms either! [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][read more]

You’ll Need

Rain boots | A drill | Hooks to hang finished boots | Plants or Seeds | Potting soil – depending on whether you’re plating a developed plant or growing seedlings from scratch

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