We're in a different zone now so planting coincides nicely with the Easter week. Today the Easter bunny brought the children each a set of gardening gloves and a seed set. We have planted the sunflower house and now we're onto the butterfly garden! WOOT WOOT!
For you guys who haven't had the pleasure yet of experiencing a sunflower house, here is the book that initially set us off a few years ago:
Bunting 's Sunflower House
Here's my children and a couple of cute guests in a young one we were growing a few years ago, and one of the girlie as well.
And here's some forum discussing it:
It's basically a plot of sunflowers, set in a square or a circle. When it grows, it becomes a playhouse. Similar to a bean teepee (which we do as well), you just grow something they can play with and eat