Monday, October 13, 2008

Little Green Thumb

Honor loves our plants. She has studied about plants - seeds, soil, sun, water - at school, and she is always bringing home seedpods that she finds. The school campus has many flowering (and shady!) trees, and the seeds get everywhere. Good hunting for my little nature lover. She brought home 3 seeds a couple of weeks ago. We placed them on a wet papertowel inside of a plastic bag and after a bit, the round seed she had, sprouted. She's very proud of her new 'baby'.

After letting it grow a few more leaves, we planted it in a pot. Honor has also been asking for more plants for her balcony. Each of our rooms has a TINY balcony - 3 feet deep at the most. Barely big enough to stand in, but room for a few pots. Most of our plants did not make it through the summer - that side of the apartment is full sun and they baked. Some were annuals anyway and it was time to switch them out. We went out this weekend and got a trunk load of new plants. I'll have to post some pics later. Brian picked out a couple for his balcony, but while he truly appreciates pretty plants, he isn't much into the work. Honor loves to give the plants 'love' though, and she helped me re-pot and arrange all of our new and old greenery. Nice to have some green again!

4 comments:

Simple Answer said...

We are sympatico! I went and got more plants this weekend as well. Crave the green.

Cairo Typ0 said...

I'm jealous of your daughter! I have a completely black thumb and a not allowed near actual living plants. Coaxing a plant to live is a wonderful hobby! :)

Lynda said...

Send her to me - the windowbox herb garden that I started way back died a horrible baking death over the summer too... just too hot to grow anything. Always amazes me that Maadi is so green.

Tina in CT said...

A future gardener in the early stages....

I love flowers and plants and even have a few plants in my cube at work. I also bring in flowers every now and then too.