Flower Boys

Next to music, reading, and sports, in our family we emphasize recycling/reuse and gardening (for obvious reasons). My boys have recently shown great interest in having flower arrangements in their room, where they each like to put one on their nightstands. So, the other day we used some recycled vessels and gathered some flowers and greens from our garden and had a little floral arrangement sesh - here is how it went! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

We love the glass milk jars and the big tomato cans, so we rinse and save them. I let the boys choose their vessels and pick their own flowers, and these are the varieties they chose: honeysuckle, rose, geranium, ranunculus, peony, poppy, hydrangea, and some blooming cilantro. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

I gave them a few basic tips on how to start and they went for it. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

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Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

We are obsessed with this rose from our garden. It produces massive, aromatic, and beautiful roses. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

This activity was a hit with my boys. They enjoyed it, I enjoyed it, and it was a great way to reinforce the importance of reuse and appreciating floral arrangements. Don't you think?! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

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Photography and styling by Kiana Underwood