Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Child's Garden

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.

3 comments:

bronwyn said...

What fun! I would love to plant a garden with my little one. Some day when we live in a house... Lovely blog.

janice said...

Can't wait to see how your garden grows! We did tomato, strawberry, and blueberry plants in big pots on our patio. We're so excited about seeing our first fruits!

Lori said...

yay :^)

growing lettuces, carrots, and radishes is really easy .. a little salad garden ;^) .. but they like cooler weather and i don't know where you're located. cherry tomatoes are really easy and satisfying, too! if you get the bush variety, you don't even need to stake them! :^)