It was educational and fun for the kids. There is only a short window that non-native flowers will last in the desert, but so far the weather has been perfect.
Seth wanted a dianthus in full bloom, but I persuaded him to go with one laden with buds instead. As you can see in the last photo, Seth has been able to brag that he has the most blooms.
(The photos may seem pushed a bit, but I cropped out Seth’s classmates in the first photo and was using my Blackberry on the bottom.)