The magic box
There is no bad weather, just bad clothes. Swedish proverb
Here in Médoc, instead of taking our kids to a toy store, we take them to a ‘pépinière'(flower and plant nursery), which has become their new fairground attraction. Last April, we told our kids they could pick a small plant to take care of. Mia chose verveine (lemon verbena) for its refreshing smell, Louise chose pink geraniums for the colour, and Hudson opted for a raspberry plant for its opulence. We put these three plants in a box, and told the kids it was their full responsibility to take care of the green babies. They proved to be good plant-sitters, and today the plants have grown to perfection! Plants are a symbol of growth, encouraging all of us to adopt new ideas, so it was only a matter of time before the kids fell in love with their ‘magic growing box’.
What better way to grow memories than in your own garden?
Love this idea. We too are growing a little garden “city” style. So far we have strawberries, sugar snap peas, green beans and corn and tomatoes. Can’t wait for the boys to eat a real homegrown tomato! I remember eating raspberries right from the bush growing up in the summer at our cottage. Great memories.
I stumbled across yr blog & will be bookmarking it… Its refreshing & inspiring 🙂 thank you
I love the idea of your kids learning to care for plants. your blog is simply beautiful and so inspiring. Thank you for sharing! I may just make some verbena tea for myself tonight 🙂
Having a planter box is such a wonderful idea!