Monday, May 20, 2013

Gardening with and for Children


Ever since we moved, my daughter has been wanting "a magical fairy garden".  We didn't get it done last summer, so this year (our second in this new home) it was a priority.  I gave her seeds and statuary for her birthday in February, but it took our Mother's Day nursery trip to really make it all come together.

george the lawn gnome
"George", the lawn gnome.

My son decided this was the place for his bunny statue he got for Easter last year, and he planted some lettuce seeds all around the rabbit.  We'll see if that works out or not, but it's a cool idea.

fairy garden 3

fairy garden 2
"Alann" the Fairy Queen (and owner of this garden).

fairy garden 4

A fun project, checked off the list.  Next up for kid's gardening plans is a "Jurassic Park" garden my son wants.  He already bought one plant for it, the "Dinosaur Plant" Gunnera Manicata.

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