27 April 2009

garden in a tea cup

for easter, rick and i bought natalie this tea cup planter instead of a basket this year. she had wanted it for awhile and we thought it would make a perfect gift for her (of course, we filled it with little delights as well). today we finally got to plant some seeds for her very own tea cup garden. 

she planted six different types of seeds, with various growths but all beautiful just the same. she filled the planter, made the holes and then dropped the seeds of (going clockwise): sweet william (tall double mixed colors), cleome (rose queen), flower garden mix, gysophilia (covent garden), echinacea (purple coneflower) and lavender (munstead). from all of these, it will be nice to see which sprouts and succeeds in her little garden.
of course, while we were doing this, luke had to come for a visit (and a scratch)!

watering the hopefuls and another photo of luke next to the herb tin cans.

In my garden there is a large place for sentiment.  My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.  The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.  ~Abram L. Urban

1 comment:

Karen said...

What a lovely idea. It looks as if it has stepped from Alice's wonderland.