As I was planting flowers (annuals and perennials) in the garden this weekend, my husband was sprinkling peat moss in the flower beds with a shovel. Very often the peat moss would land directly on top of the new plantings. I asked him to avoid getting the dirt on top of the flowers, not only because it didn’t look good but may also inhibit their growth (like clogging pores). He laughed at me and said the wind will blow the dirt away and the plants don’t have pores.
Could you let me know if there is any truth to what I may have been thinking, or are you laughing at me too?
Can you give me some ideas for a project for kids 7-12 yrs old? This ‘workshop’ will be 1-2 hrs long, 6-12 kids inside a greenhouse on tables. I need to use fairly inexpensive materials. Have available all kinds of plants-greenhouse and nursery. Past projects have included: moss garden, herbs, built a birdhouse.