Last year we cleared out and set aside a portion of our flower beds for Sabrina and CC to nurture and called it our fairy garden because fairies helped the flowers grow. It was so much fun that this year we added another spot. We select easy-to-grow things like wildflowers and go through all the steps of gardening--preparing the soil, weeding, watering, planting, watering some more, and more... watering is everyone's favorite part. Last year we were rewarded with wildflowers all summer long.
This year, on Mother's Day, we planted seeds from a packet for a cutting garden of sunflowers, shasta daisies, zinnias and cosmos in one spot, and wildflowers in another. Sabrina really wants to grow carrots and other vegetables, but I have no idea where to begin with that. For now we planted herbs in small pots.