Friday, April 16, 2010

Fertilizer Friday: Spring Promise

Last Saturday, I had three of my grandbabies, and the two oldest kids I babysit.
Its warm enough now to plant flower seeds outside, but I really like my little loves seeing the miracle of growth.

First we "fluffed up" the peat pots (fun fun fun), then planted: four 'o clocks, sunflowers, different types of zinnias, marigolds, balsam, and 'bunny tails' or better know as bachelor buttons.

Less than a week some are already coming up.

(Rebecca, Kaylie, David, LauraJune)

I'm filling in the empty spots with these easy annuals. My five and four year old darlings I babysit remember doing this with me before. That's what its all about, seeing and remembering. We WILL do this every year.

Thank you God for the miracle of growth, and my eyes to see, and my little ones to share with!!

Fertilizer Friday


deb said...

what a very special activity with the garndbabies!! They will always remember it

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I hope soon that I can do the same -- plant some seeds directly into the earth. Of course, first I have to prepare that earth; and add that topsoil (and purchase that topsoil)!!

Nola said...

I'm not a person who wants an instant garden; I love watching the plants grow! The planting and growing give me as much satisfaction as seeing the grown plant in the landscape.
You are instilling a life long love of gardening to those children. That is why I love gardening, because I learned at my parent's and grandparent's knee; watching as they went about gardening.

Maureen said...

What a great experience for the little ones. Sure to be gardeners in training.

Ellen Whyte said...

Looks like fun. I've got a black thumb and stay away from the green stuff

Ellen Whyte said...

I've got a black thumb; maybe this is my sort of gardening!

PC said...

Totally darling! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

Tootsie said...

how fun is this!! I am too selfish to share my planting with my
I might give the girls a few plants if I have the urge in the days of planting....they might like it...
I have enjoyed the visit today friend...thanks for linking in!