Backyard Wonderland: Creating a Kids Play Space In Your BackyardBackyard Wonderland: Creating a Kids Play Space In Your Backyard

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Backyard Wonderland: Creating a Kids Play Space In Your Backyard

Having children made me look at my home's backyard from a whole new perspective. As my little ones started walking, I began to see how I could turn my backyard into a playground that was safe and secure for them to play. After spending a lot of time researching the safety and stability of the play structures and materials that were out there, I built a play area that's secure and fun for my kids. I created this site to share all of the ideas that I had as well as some other things I've found over the years to help other parents create the perfect play space to bring the family together at home.

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After driving through the state of Texas and admiring all sorts of wildflowers along the way, you may not be ready to leave that beauty behind. Luckily, there are ways to bring beautiful Texas wildflowers home with you in the form of various gifts. These can be gifts to people you love, or just gifts to yourself. 

Pressed Wildflowers

This is probably the easiest and cheapest option. You can just pick some wildflowers yourself — make sure you're picking from public land — and press them between the pages of a book. Within a few weeks, the flowers will be completely dried out and flattened, and you can use them however you want. Give a few to a friend as a gift, display a couple of others in a frame, or press them between contact paper to make a bookmark.

Potted Wildflowers

You can find some gift shops in Texas that actually sell wildflower seeds. Some may even sell the seeds along with a pot as an all-in-one kit. You can bring the seeds and pot home, plant the seeds, and have your own Texas wildflowers as a house plant. They'll add a nice pop of color to your kitchen or foyer.

Wildflower Potholders

Another fun gift to memorialize Texas wildflowers is a potholder that has been embroidered with an image of wildflowers. These are pretty popular in souvenir shops throughout Texas, and they're a great gift for yourself or someone else because they're something you will actually use. Each time you cook, you'll get to admire the wildflowers and remember your trip to Texas. Friends who come over for dinner may notice the potholders and ask about them, which gives you a chance to chat about your trip.

Wildflower Charts

There are a few different kinds of wildflowers seen in Texas. Bluebonnets, Purple Coneflower, Large Buttercups, and Giant Spiderwort are some of the most common ones. Some souvenir shops, and even some flower shops, sell posters or charts that depict some of the different types of water flowers, along with their names. Some charts may also have more in-depth descriptions of each type of wildflower. These charts are lovely to hang on your wall as a reminder of Texas' beauty.

Few things are as beautiful as Texas wildflowers in their natural habitat. However, Texas wildflowers brought home as a gift somehow have almost as much beauty and are lovely to admire.

For more information about Texas wildflower gifts, contact a company like Texas State Preservation Board.