• Packet of wildflowers
Find a neglected area of the garden or a bare area of roadside. Rake the soil pull out any weeds. Water generously. When buying the seeds, make sure the selection is appropriate for the climate and area where you live. Follow the directions on the wildflower seed packet. Visit the site often to water and to control the bugs by handpicking them off the plants. After they have finished blooming, allow the plants to go to seed. That way there will be a fresh new crop of wildflowers next year!
Source: Excerpted from 365 Afterschool Activities by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray (Sourcebooks, 1995)