Happy Valentine’s Day! Paper Valentine’s are sure to make their way home today from your friends. But did you know your garden has natural Valentine’s Day hearts waiting for you to find?
Each year the kids and I have always gone a “Find A Heart” family adventure in the garden!
Grab the kids and head out to your garden, your yard, or on a walk through the neighborhood and look for hidden hearts. Look for leaves and anything else hiding in nature that is shaped like a heart.
Here are a few things we found on our yearly Valentine’s Day walk.
If you’re in a really great mood, you could even leave a heart made out of sticks or flowers for a neighbor, friend or even stranger to find.
Wednesday is Valentine’s Day which means a lot of us will be exchanging Valentine’s Day cards and messages. We came up with a fun way to show our friends that we love them using bark we found on the ground!
We decided to carve a heart into a piece of fresh bark and give this as our Valentine’s Day greeting. It’s kind of like carving a name or heart into a tree, without really messing up the tree. (I think carving your name into a tree is like spraying a wall with spray paint. You shouldn’t do it!)
We used the end of a screwdriver to carve a small heart into a small piece of bark.
The trick is, the bark needs to have fallen of the tree recently so you can actually mark into easily. I couldn’t carve anything into older, dried up pieces.
Besides being a beneficial flower by attracting ladybugs and bees to the garden, marigolds are totally awesome because they are easy to take care of. As flowers go, they don’t require much work at all and can grow for a number of seasons. They are even strong, or “hardy,” enough to fight off droughts and frosts.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.