Songs to Sing to Flowers
The other day I was thumbing through some books in the children’s department of our local public library. As I was making my selections of Mo Willems and Eileen Christelow, the door to the story time room opened and a dozen or so smiling six year olds piled out holding their crafts of pea pod seeds planted in a Dixie cups. Parents greeted their kids with “Wow, what did you make?” salutations and with heart felt appreciation, thanked the librarian who read books about gardens and then proceeded to teach the enthusiastic group how to grow their own. Taken in by the pleasant commotion, I glanced over at the gleeful scene grinning at the fact that our library resources maintain the ability to not only encourage literacy and enrichment education programs but also provide the push for creativity. That’s when I saw her, a little girl still standing inside the reading area, holding her cup and by the looks of it, whispering to the contents. Compelled to learn more, I stepped closer for a better view when the group facilitator turned to me and said, “She’s singing to her plant! Isn’t that amazing?” Nodding my head, things got more interesting as another classmate joined her friend and also began humming a tune. Pretty soon, children were gathering one by one and singing sweet notes to their projects with the intention that they would grow stronger and faster if encouraged with a hymn.
photo credit: Flower Factor
That amazed me.
It wasn’t that the scene was just adorable to say the least but most of all, it was inspiring as well. We have all heard the old wives tale about talking to our plants but what if there is actually truth to the suggestion that higher nurturing of our harvests really can be attained by human voice? Maybe these small children were on to something? If they are right, the power of music can in fact increase the viability of All living things. Intrigued by this unfounded hypothesis, I searched to find the best songs for our kids to sing to their gardens, not only improving the plant’s prosperity but allowing our children to connect with nature in a whole new level. I liked this one the best so give it a go and get your flowers blooming with music!
To the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell"
Dark clouds gather outside,
The wind begins blow,
A raindrop falls and then another --
I am not afraid.
The rain is very good.
It softens the earth and helps the plants
Make May flowers.