Well, true to my ISFP nature, the neighborhood kids come by and want to help me with anything I happen to be doing at the moment. If there are any roaming animals out and about, they manage to join the fun, too.
Earlier this spring, I was planting several flats of vibrant color in my front beds, when my sweet little friend, Alissa – 5, offered her excellent help. She came prepared with her own digging tool. I convinced her of the delicacy of the young flowers, showed her how deep she must dig and how to scoop dirt in without hurting our new residents. Then I told her to start close to the middle of the bed and work outward; placement of each plant was her choice.
Soon, her brother Dawson – 8, joined us. I went through the same process with him. Their friend, Caleb, came by later and helped with watering. The beds are beautiful.
They are ever mindful of the delicate flowers and their right to be safe in their beds.