5/15/2008

Little Garden Helper

My 20-months-old daughter was so cute following me around the yard this week. She would carry an empty watering can and water my annuals and shrubs, saying "wawa plants". She also enjoyed picking the pansies, but I wasn't too irritated that she picked them since I'm about to replace them anyway.

It was really neat to also see her touch the angel hair plant I had planted the summer I was pregant with her, thinking she'd like it someday. She seemed to really like it, since she said "soft" and put her face against it ;)

9 comments:

Lets Plant said...

My son is 3 months and I can't wait till he can help me!!!

Katie said...

That's such a cool story. :0)

gardenex said...

Wow, that's great! You should have taken a picture when it happened and added it to the post. I was thinking about you being pregnant and watering your plants and I thought of this idea for you:
I have the best hose reel for you out there. Seriously a great product. I am so happy with mine! It's called a No-Crank hose reel. When you are done watering, just flip the lever and the hose retracts back to the reel automatically. No hands, completely automated. I bought mine online at www.garden-gadget.com. Watch the video on their site and see for yourself.

Marie said...

Great story! I have raised 3 children now whom are all adults... and I truly believe that being outside with faith and nature, is one of the healthy building blocks of a child's lfe. I encourage all young mothers.... and grandmothers as well, to allow little helpers. TEACHABLE MOMENTS, about life AND gardening !!!

jayintenn said...

Isn't that a great age? I have a son just a little older and he loves hanging out in the gardens with me. If only I could keep him from tasting the plants...

Marika said...

Oh great story, loved reading it!

erin said...

Fruit trees are very common and desirable in the home garden. Even in smaller lots, there is often enough room for a few fruit trees. If very little room is available, dwarf fruit trees may be planted. Generally, fruit trees are fast growing, and if cared for, they are not very messy trees.One of the most desirable fruit trees to grow in the home landscape is the apple tree. These fruit trees can work in a variety of settings. They can be placed at the back or side of the lawn, or even out on open grass if pruned so there is sufficient space beneath in. Apple fruit trees generally require a pollinator, or apple tree of another type, in order to bear fruit. The second fruit tree can be worked into the landscape to complement the first.
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Adlai said...

Creating your own garden is not a project that will be accomplished in a day or two, unless you are prepared to spend a lot of money to pay for landscape designers and a landscape crew. Of course, if that was the case, you wouldn't be here to learn how to do it yourself! These professionals do beautiful work, but in my mind the finished product will only reflect their own ideas, concepts and personality. It will be their dream garden, residing on your property.I prefer the self satisfaction that is the resulting reward of my own imagination, planning, and hard work that it takes to create this personal work of art. Gardening is a lot of hard work, but it is enjoyable work... and a labor of love.
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Melvin said...

Interesting story...
thanks for sharing....

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