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May 20, 2011

Getting the garden started in Boston

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I've been here a week and we've had mostly rain, cold and dreary weather. Yesterday the sun shone and the grandkids and I got inspired and planted some lettuce and then went to the nursery and bought flowers. Most of the flowers we will put in pots in the front yard but the perinneals will go along the edge of the yard where we hope to build up a flower garden.

The nurseries were full of rainbow colors of flowers and many vegies. It's such a pleasure to walk through the rows upon rows of seedlings and six pacs and choose a variety of colors and shapes. We came home and planted them. It was supposed to be the only nice day for a week and we wanted them in the ground before the rain. We got a mix of seeds to attract butterflies and birds and some perinneals. In the six packs we bought petunias, sweet williams and snapdragons.

Such fun with the whole family out in the yard, mixing potting soil and digging rows. The grandkids were so excited it was hard to get them to slow down. This a great project for the family and it teaches kids where their food comes from and the effort it takes to grow it, and they also participate in the miracle of seeing sunlight, soil and water work their magic on seeds.

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at May 20, 2011 7:30 AM
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