Mar 31, 2010

Springing up in our garden...

I was concerned about our grape vines.  I completely forgot to prune them.  By the time I got around to it, I was worried I had waited too long.  I was wrong.  They are so happy!  I am so happy!

(can you see the tiny little spider there?)
Two of our plants are already full of these adorable little grapes!  That's very exciting news around here.

The vines are so pretty to watch grow.  It seems that overnight you can witness the changes.  Leaves and vine stretching out further and further.

In our Sunflower House we have the chance to watch the sprouts begin right before our eyes.  Its one of the benefits of having children plant the seeds.  Not all of them make it underground....

(the fact that this sunflower is wearing her seed like a hat is so highly amusing to my boy)

I love the look of the sunflower seed not quite discarded from the sprout.  What a great visual opportunity for my children to observe the growth stages from seed to plant.

The Radishes are proving to be as entertaining as always.  This little vegetable is a must for all young gardeners.  Its so easy to grow, and its sooo fast too.

There is just so much to love about growing a garden.  The anticipation can be so sweet... especially when waiting for rewards like this....


Sharon Lovejoy said...

So happy that you and your family are growing a lovely sunflower house, the BEST playhouse in the world.

All joys,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Amanda said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog Sharon! I really should have given you credit for my Sunflower house to begin with. It was your book Sunflower House that gave me the idea years ago. Living in AZ I have felt that I couldn't create all the wonderful play spaces that I've read about in blogs, mostly inspired by your work. Its taken me until now to find that I can. And I will.

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