Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring Fling Spotlight: Children and Butterflies!

A child is a butterfly in the wind,
Some fly higher than others,
But each one flies the best that it can.
Each one is different,
Each one is special,
Each one is beautiful.
          -Author Unknown

Children are naturally drawn to gardening and this year's Spring Fling will have butterfly activities to encourage their interest.  The children will plant Echinacea seeds in small containers that they can decorate with butterfly and flower stickers.  They will also make a small garden stake for their little pot.  Hanging butterfly cutouts have secret colors that will be revealed!  Butterfly booklets will be given to each child and glitter pens and other washable (!) pens will be available for the children to decorate the booklet covers.  Parents, bring your cameras and take pictures of your little ones as butterflies in our photo fence!

A special treat:  one of our new Master Gardener interns is The Balloon Lady!  She will create butterfly and flower balloons for the children.

The Children's Booth will be open Saturday, April 2 from 9:00 til 4:00 and all activities are free.  For more information about Spring Fling, click here.


  1. Suzanne, I love the poem and butterfly. Can I use it? Is the picture copyrighted or anything. I'm going to use the poem and butterfly if its okay. Please reply back if its not okay.

  2. So far as I know, there are no copyrights.


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