Thursday, March 22, 2012

Planting seeds

On the second day of spring, Adam (8) is like a new baby lamb jumping and running. The same way most people in Holland felt in this weather. He planted violets yesterday.

Today, he wanted to grow his own flowers, buy his own seeds, with his own money. Green shoots or pictures of more inactive dirt may follow.

Adam Quote from the garden center
"Why is that lawn mower 10 euros LESS than that chair? Why would you spend 100 euros on a chair when you could have a lawn mower that does something. Mows grass. Has a motor. And, is cheaper than a chair?"

Adam all set up to start planting his seeds. 
Behind him on the table are the purple and white violets he planted yesterday.

Planting his first morning glory seeds. 
Now, the new seeds are tucked in, wet and 
warm in his new plastic propagator on his windowsill.

Digging some shallow graves for 20 or so red sunflower seeds, all in the same hole. 

Trying to get him to use a one seed per hole method, instead of the sprinkle in one place method.

Making some space for more sunflower seeds. 
This is the first tulip outing itself in our garden. 

Giving water. Lots and lots of water. Water means you care and love your plants. 
Our plants have been showered in love and water for two days. 

Planting wild flower seed mix in a pot. 
Something seems wrong with putting wild things in a pot. 
We will see if they survive.

Mackie the Ragdoll coveting the long grass pieces from my white and pink tulip arrangement.
Let's hope Adam's "AFTER" picture of his own flowers is this pretty.

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