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These 5 Flowers Are Perfect For Kid-Friendly Gardening

By Maria Cook

Working to get the kids involved in your family garden? Giving them something simple to plant and care for can be key. Easy-care plants also tend to use fewer resources than their pickier counterparts, which is good for gardeners and the environment. If your kids are interested in planting flowers, why not choose species that need little moisture to thrive? These five flower species can help you conserve water, while also teach the children in your life about the importance of hard work and connecting with nature. 

1. Lilac

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Few flowers smell sweeter than this common bloom, or come in a wider variety of colors. From white to pink to light and deep purple, lilac flowers are perfect for cutting fresh. Though they grow on bushes that can easily reach heights of more than six feet, lilacs are surprisingly simple to plant, and require very little water once they are established. They are considered hearty flowers and the most maintenance they require is occasional deadheading and trimming, to keep their size in check.