4/30/2010

Garden "Helpers"

It's nice that for the first spring in a quite a while, I'm not pregnant (and unable to lift large containers or bags of mulch) or tending to a newborn (and spending all my "free" time napping). So I am really appreciating spending a lot of time outside this spring!

Of course a preschooler helping to "weed" and a baby shoving everything he can find in his mouth makes things interesting. But they are learning valuable lessons these past few weeks in the garden:

Lesson #1: Don't eat the snapdragons.

Lesson #2: Butterfly weed is not a weed.

Lesson #3: Carrots are yummy, dirt and all.

Lesson #4: If you crawl through the muddy water on the patio, it makes a fun mess.

8 comments:

Janet said...

hahahaa all good lessons.

Ginny said...

Start them out young, that's the way to go!

A Million Words said...

This reminds me of something I read recently. I love love love this part in Adina Sara's gardening memoir (The Imperfect Garden) when she gets a puppy. The puppy wreaks complete havoc on her garden, but the way she describes him is really affectionate and cute. You should check it out. :) Here's a link: http://amzn.to/di8HCT

Artificial Grass said...

With obesity now seen as an epidemic in developed nations, gardening represents a good source of physical activity. This means added activity for young children who often lack physical exertion, adults who need more of it and seniors who are looking for ways to increase daily movement.

gardener said...

I enjoyed reading your earlier posts. I hope you pick up the blog again soon. I have blog about home gardening too, same like you, I love gardening so much.

Rockawa3 said...

My daughter was running through my garden but I recently got something to assist in keeping her from knocking over plants. They are so fun to have helping in the garden!!

Emma Watson said...

Your article made me smile :-) I can't wait to have a garden for ourselves (we will finally get one in September) so I can plant with my toddler and let him experience nature.

Kate said...

Lesson #5)The wheelbarrow is not to be used as a racecar. (Mine is shiny and red, making a lot of little ones think garden work equals Nascar race)