Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Let's Get Dirty

As I've mentioned before my wife is a gardener. We keep a vegetable garden with a wide variety of things including peas, kale, spinich, cucumbers, peppers, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, rhubarb, onions, tomatoes, tomatillos, canteloupe, watermelon, pumkin and myriad herbs. Along with that she had filled nearly every border space around our house and with various flower gardens. In summers past while she is busy planting, pruning, weeding or watering she and the kids will help themselves to vegetable right off the plants such that I don't think a single pea has ever made it into the house.

This summer however, she had gotten the kids involved by handing over a small patch of land to each one and allowing them to choose and plant whatever they wish. Excitedly, they too have been digging weeding and watering the personal gardens, celebrating each new bloom. They've even marked their gardens with painted bricks. Below are a few pictures. Enjoy.

Luke's Garden

Luke's Garden includes Violet Queen Cleome, Vista Purple Salvia and Creeping Thyme.

Emma's Garden

Emma's Garden incudes, Pink, Yellow and Purple Star Petunias, Yellow Irises, Love Lies Bleeding, an Ivy Geranium and one lone Cornflower.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting my garden on your blog.

i love you

Misha said...

Awwwwwwww. Emma commented on your blog. What a sweetie.

But I have the Black Thumb of Doom , so beware, all ye gardeners. ;)

Nikki said...

Their garden patches turned out great!

Lauren's favorite flowers are pansies and every year she stuffs her space full of them. When the finally die from the heat, she plants what ever takes her fancy.

It's very sweet that Emma commented on your entry.

Sweet kid.

The Boy said...

What a great idea, Kristin!

And Dad gets a cyber "I love you" from Emma!

I've said it before, Sven: you are truly blessed.

kim said...

That is so sweet and the gardens are beautiful!! and you have glass bricks ..
i adore glass bricks :)

frankengirl said...

What lovely gardens your kids have created!

I echo Pooper, Sven: You are blessed.

Thanks for sharing your sweet blessings with us - :)

Me said...

No way!
Really? The kids did that???
Is that obvious that I have never planted/taken care of a plant?