Garden Flower-Learning Our Parts Green Hour #13

We have so many garden flowers blooming right now that it is hard to pick one to draw for our nature journal….too many choices. Not a bad problem but still not enough time to do all that we want to.

Here is my son’s day lily drawing.

Here is my azalea drawing.

We have had fun looking closely at all the flower parts and deciding how each insect is attracted to each particular flower.

That was our formal nature study this week….we have spent parts of every afternoon in the garden watering, weeding, and putting in more seeds and seedlings. Now that the hot weather has hit, we will see them come to life. The sunflowers are growing so fast I think you could sit and watch them get taller.

We will be putting some flowers in the press this week and I will share a fun project that I found to do with them in my next Outdoor Hour post.

Here is an entry from challenge #12 that I wanted to share with you. I love this idea and I am going to be doing it in my garden over the weekend.
Chocolate on My Cranium’s Challenge #12 -Focus on Flowers
Make sure to scroll down to the photo with the kids and the wheelbarrow!


  1. This looks like fun! I’m looking forward to seeing what all assignments have us doing. My Monkey can’t do all of it yet, but I can get my own habit started and this is such a fun way to do it!

  2. Your son is an incredible artist! He obviously takes after mom. Your flowers are beautiful. Looks like a fun project.

  3. Loved the drawings, they’re beautiful! I have been taking tons of pictures of my flowers, but haven’t been drawing any. You’ve inspired me to draw at least one today!

  4. The wild flowers around here are FINALLY starting to bloom. I think it will be fun to draw some with the kids.

  5. Great PICS and drawings!!! You have beautiful flowers but I also love the pic of the snakefly so would my boys!! Thanks for sharing!! God Bless–Angie in GA
    P.S. Thank You soooooo much for your comments and suggestions you gave me about watercolor painting, etc. I really,really appreciate it!! =o)

  6. That’s what I’ve got…a day lily!
    I think I’ll try the beans…yours seem to be growing good in heat.
    Your son is quite good at drawing!

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