Saturday, April 23, 2011

A JARminalous Birthday!

Helping build the wall around the future fairy house
The Sweet Granddaughter turns four years old today! In the last few years she has become a wonderful gardening buddy...she loves to pull on her gardening gloves and say "Come on Nonna! Let's garden!"
Potting up pansies
 She is learning to 'settle the plants in the hole',  'tuck them in gently' and then water them with her little watering can. She has become adept at holding a handful of seeds and dropping them into the soil one at a time...an ability I still struggle with on occasion.
Inspecting the iberis
Last night when her mom was making the birthday cake for The Fairy Birthday Party today the Sweet-G proclaimed "I bet it will taste JARminalous!...that means SOOO great!"
Watering carnations
She also likes to pick flowers, sometimes by almost pulling the plant out, and pick them apart to see what is inside.  She loves to feel the different textures of the various leaves and make designs with the petals.

I am looking forward to our next gardening adventure...I'm sure it will be JARminalous!
Learning about shasta daisies






















9 comments:

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

She's a doll! What a wonderful gift you've given her, the gift of gardening. It's funny that she pulls carnations apart; I used to do the same thing when I was a kid. There's just something about those overblown, super-petaled blooms.

Cindy, MCOK said...

May all your gardening adventures with Sophie be JARminalous! Happy 4th anniversary of Nonnahood!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it was a beautiful day.

Layanee said...

Happy birthday little gardening gal. She is beautiful. Enjoy the moments.

Kelly said...

Oh - it is SO fun to have a kid to garden with!

Carol said...

Happy birthday to the Sweet G. may she always be so sweet!

Commonweeder said...

Happy Birthday to Sophie. I see a lot of beautiful growth there as well.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

That is just about the sweetest thing I've read and seen in a long time. Of course it is, it's the Sweet G! May you have many more gardening adventures.~~Dee

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