The beans are great.
They each have their own favorite plants and are fantastic at caring for the garden. They take time to look in the soil and explore as we go and they care if someone is careless with our plants. Like when the tree trimmers were cutting back some branches from our gigantic ash tree and my son was concerned that they smashed our flowers. He actually told one of the men that he hurt one of his mom's plants. For me, it doesn't get sweeter!
My ideas about the garden have changed. LIVING in a garden with children is much more fulfilling than wanting a perfect space. It has become more of an experiment with them working by my side rather than a museum of plants.
I hope to capture and encourage even more exploration this season. Here are a few finds I thought were neat to get kids excited about being active players in the garden....
I found these organic seed collection boxes HERE They carried many different boxes ranging from flower assortments to veggies.
And I've been hunting for books. This one is adorable. It walks kids through planning and mapping out their space. I have zinnia seeds I saved from last year to go along with the book.
Here is to getting people IN the garden! Happy week everyone!