Gardening With Lily...

One of the joys of gardening, is sharing it with others.

I have shared it with my kids and am now starting with my first grandchild, Lily.

Last week, we made a Valentine's Day present for her mom and dad.

We started with a trip to the nursery...



We bought two types of flowers for a fragrant container - Stock and Alyssum.

I already had the pot, the potting soil and slow-release fertilizer - so we were good to go.


When I had planned to do this with Lily - I had counted on my husband being there to take pictures of us.  But, he had to leave at the last minute to take the dog to the vet (abscessed tooth - he's okay now).

So, I had to take the photos myself, while making sure that Lily didn't fall off the bench - hence the picture, above, of her sitting in my lap.

She seemed pretty steady on the picnic bench, so I let her sit by herself for a few seconds for this picture...


She did just great, but I did have to teach her not to pull the flowers off - I think that is first lesson that I have had to teach each of my kids.

When my daughter came over to pick her up later that day - Lily had a pretty container of flowers to give to her mom.

Lily is 15-months old and at a great age to start letting her accompanying me in the garden.

Next week, I think we will pull some carrots from the vegetable garden for her to take home.

My two oldest daughters, don't have any special interest in gardening - although I did try my best.

My 15-year old daughter, Ruthie, loves the vegetable garden.  I hope that she will continue to enjoy gardening as she grows up.



How about you?  Do you like to garden with your kids or grandkids?

1 comment:

A Daughter of the King said...

She is adorable! I still think of my grandfather's garden every time I smell marigold.

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