Garden Projects and Ideas - Gardening Forums

My children's 'potion' garden

Need advice about building a raised garden bed, double-digging or installing an irrigation system? This is the place to find the help you need!

Re: My children's 'potion' garden

Postby Durgan » Jun 18, 2008 8:58 am

countrychic wrote:What a fun day I had with my two young boys today. .


Nicely done! Now give the children a few square feet of space for a vegetable patch. A downspout collector for rainwater would be nice. You are a good parent, most admirable. Congratulations.
Zone 5 Brantford,ON
http://durgan.org/2011/
User avatar
Durgan
 
Posts: 1194
Joined: Sep 28, 2007 9:33 pm
Location: Brantford, ON Canada

Re: My children's 'potion' garden

Postby countrychic » Jun 19, 2008 4:34 pm

Durgan wrote:
countrychic wrote:What a fun day I had with my two young boys today. .


Nicely done! Now give the children a few square feet of space for a vegetable patch. A downspout collector for rainwater would be nice. You are a good parent, most admirable. Congratulations.


lol. I have just that already. They have beans, peas, cucumbers, lettuce, brinjal, tomato, zucchini, strawbs, and spinach growing. My hubby has hot peppers.
Also as the garden gets bigger and more watering is needed, we installed two 1000 litre tanks on our downspouts. All water falling in our gutters is now collected in these tanks. It was a blessing last summer when we had water bans in our area.
User avatar
countrychic
 
Posts: 452
Joined: May 01, 2007 6:55 pm
Location: Ontario Zone 5

Postby countrychic » Jun 19, 2008 4:42 pm

Murphy wrote:bleeding hearts
monkshood
love lies bleeding
poor mans orchid (the name my son adopted for his band)
jacobs ladder
poached egg flower
sneezewort
flea bane
dead nettle (lamium)
bee balm


Love these ideas on some more interesting plants! thank you. I will keep my eye open for them. Monkshood is poisonous, unfortunately.
User avatar
countrychic
 
Posts: 452
Joined: May 01, 2007 6:55 pm
Location: Ontario Zone 5

Postby Booker » Jun 19, 2008 10:56 pm

I love this garden! I would love to do something similar in my backyard. Did you build the fort yourself?
Kathleen
User avatar
Booker
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Jun 19, 2008 9:04 pm

Postby (old_user)earwig » Jun 22, 2008 5:01 am

What a great idea. I will be having my two small grandchildren to stay a few times this summer and I can just imagine the fun they would have with this.
Betty
.................................................
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu
User avatar
(old_user)earwig
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 8:28 pm
Location: Nova Scotia zone 5a

Postby joan w » Jun 22, 2008 6:43 am

What a great way to get your boys on the road to gardening.
Image Image
User avatar
joan w
 
Posts: 1517
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 5:18 pm

Postby countrychic » Jun 22, 2008 2:26 pm

We did build the fort ourselves this spring. Much cheaper to do it ourselves!
We still have to add some climbing attachments, like monkey bars.

My son (7) had a friend over this weekend, and he dragged his friend to come and see 'my garden'. I stood a little away to give them space, but just within earshot. My son was showing his friend each plant and naming them! 'here's lungwort, and dragon's blood, and there is spiderwort...' It was so cute, then up the fort they went.

I also found a huge ceramic toad at a garage sale to sit by the entrance. I didn't tell the boys I had it, just quietly placed it there. Only later that afternoon, did I hear my youngest son shouting 'I found a huge toad! Come and look!' I said 'how did that get there' lol
User avatar
countrychic
 
Posts: 452
Joined: May 01, 2007 6:55 pm
Location: Ontario Zone 5

Postby evepet » Jun 22, 2008 2:46 pm

What a neat idea! Great way to get your sons interested in the garden. And wonderful that you can share this experience with them. Since your 7-yr old so ably rhythmed off the names of 'his' plants, he's obviously learning a lot.
User avatar
evepet
 
Posts: 413
Joined: Sep 19, 2007 4:21 pm
Location: Peterborough, ON Zone 5B

Postby Booker » Jun 22, 2008 10:37 pm

Did you have a plan for your fort? I am looking for something similar.
Kathleen
User avatar
Booker
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Jun 19, 2008 9:04 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Garden Projects and Ideas

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

cron

Follow Style At Home Online

Facebook Activity

Contests

Latest Contests

more contests