Mar 26, 2010

Friday's Nature Table....

We started a project for our babies last weekend.  A garden spot of their very own.  They each chose the plants, and placement of their liking.  Matt installed the bed and the watering system.  The moment we broke ground magic began, and every day it grows. 

Come with me on a tour of our newest gardening adventure....



Start by heading past Anna, the apple tree....

Notice her fine apple blossoms...

maybe this is our year for apples?  Maybe...



To your right we have our garden bed.  Heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, and strawberry transplants mixed with petunias, marigolds, and one other (can't think of the name) are surrounded by radish seeds that just started to sprout Thursday!  Behind the garden we have a few pots of a cucumber that when they grow is expected to climb a trellis.  The trellises are still to come...

The lavender is one of Ava's favorite things....

The marigolds will hopefully offer us some bug protection as well as add lovely color.  They remind me of my grandmother....

This little gardener prefers to work with out pants today...



there is always plenty of dirt to move from one place to another...


As you move past our garden we arrive at our much anticipated Sunflower house... 

We have the ring set, the seeds planted, and watered.  Now we wait.  As the summer progresses this space will be surrounded by a wall of sunflowers.  We are all  very excited!!
And for today, and everyday we have a sacred space for my babies to sit and enjoy the feel of the earth.  Hand, toes, and body and soul in the dirt.
Perfect.

Here's to all of us finding a sacred place to dig in the dirt and grow something beautiful!

Thank you to the Magic Onions for bringing us together each and every Friday!

6 comments:

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

very sweet. love it.

Kelly said...

Wow, your garden patches look great and so much fun and hard work being put into them by your little gardeners. Gardening is such fun with children. Our boys have their own little patches this season and it is interesting to see what each child has decided to grow. They all want to grow carrots because they all love Brer Rabbit! Thanks for your comment on my blog. You can pick the tender top shoots of nettles without being stung but if you are nervous about being stung best to wear gloves.
Have a lovely weekend in your garden.

Helena said...

What an incredible looking garden! Thank you so much for the kind comments you left on my blog. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Blessings,
Helena

April said...

I can't wait to see how your sunflower house turns out.

The Magic Onions said...

Oh how lovely!! Seeing them toiling in the soil... they'll feel so proud of their work. Thanks so much for sharing on Friday's Nature Table.
Blessings and magic.

softearthart said...

A beautiful garden, that will grow and grow, with all the love and care that you and your family will put into it, cheers Marie

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