Monday, 11 August 2014

Yesterday really had the "Spring is in the air" feeling.

 The garden certainly did it's best to join in the general feel with a display of Spring bits here and there.


Apart from the one Clivia bloom above the rest all have numerous buds waiting to open.

The garden just called out for us to work and play in it. Our kids, as part of their chores have to help in the garden. Often it's raking and picking up leaves, or like yesterday helping to tidy up after H did the Spring pruning.

But we like to make gardening fun and I do believe that they often enjoy us all working together. So now and again we make sure that they do the fun things gardening has to offer. Mostly for a child that's planting and sowing. This flower bed used to house a hedge of lavender - and has been since we bought the house. But lavender gets old and woody and one then has to take it all out and start anew. This time though, we did something different and we planted daisy bushes - a fond memory childhood favorite of mine. The kids enjoyed making their own little garden (and decorating around it with shells) We also sowed some lettuce and basil in small containers and hope to see them grow.

























Do you garden with your kids? And which of the photos do you like most?

14 comments:

  1. Yes we garden with our kids and they love it! Love all the pics

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  2. One of the things I love the most about reading blogs from my South African friends, is how you are on the opposite season cycle from us. We've got our tomatoes and summer squash in full harvest right now and getting ready for fall and getting back-to-school. I really do love the change of seasons, so it's great to hear the opposite of what we are going through to remind me how much I love all seasons!

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    1. So true Heather - although I always feel a tad sad when you have summer and we are freezing. Not a winter person at all

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  3. Nice! Should be spending more time in the garden! Thanks for the Spring inspiration :D

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  4. My husband gardens but not so much the rest of us, it's something you either like or not in my opinion. Love your garden, the flowers speaks words of caring.

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  5. Of course we don't garden :) We kill plants!!!

    But the KIDS love to "garden" (mess around with Edson). We've tried but sadly, nothing stays alive longer than a month!

    I LOVE all the close-ups of your flowers. Is it with a special lens, or new camera kit lens?

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    1. Some are with the nifty fifty and some with the kit lens. Really can not remember which is which - I was playing around getting to know the new camera

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  6. Yes we garden with the little one. Hubby and I love it, and we are trying to get our son to appreciate nature too.

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  7. Beautiful! Yes, I do...my favs are the jasmine and the daisies.

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  8. We like to garden with Kade and once she's big enough we will with Gemma. That stralitzia picture is AMAZING!

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  9. Die blomme in jou tuin is pragtig. Ek kom deesdae nooit in my tuin om daarin te werk nie...ek dink ek het myself jare terug uitgebrand in die tuin :-P

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  10. Your photos are lovely! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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