Planting New Seeds

My daughter Lil’ and I have been exploring the many joys of planting seeds and watching our plants grow since she was two.  We’ve bought numerous plant packets from Target or Safeway, from marigolds, sunflowers, daisies to tomatoes and rubber tree plants.  In previous years, we have gotten our hands dirty in bags of potting soil, counted seedlings, planted them in pots, followed by the religious watering and compulsive peeking to see if our efforts had paid off. A sprout! Success!  But sadly, our enthusiasm would quickly wane into forgetfulness and soon our dear plants, withered and died.

This year, I can proudly say we have stayed committed to our plant duties.  We kept our goals simple and realistic.  We bought a tomato plant, planted one annual bloom flower called, Zinnia and a sunflower plant.  This whole experience has given us quality time as mom and daughter.  It has also given my daughter a new appreciation for the beautiful living things around her and helped her gain a responsible awareness of our environment and how important it is to take care of it.  So plant a seed today, watch it grow and remember to continue nurturing it.

My handy IPhone 4 has once again helped me capture some cool pics. Have a look 🙂

A sun shy Zinnia bud
Repositioned our Zinnia in a shadier area, look what happens in next picture
Zinnia: "That's more like it!"

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. coreymp says:

    So cool! Congratulations on a great job planting and keeping up with them. I love the pics! Makes me want to plant something too. 🙂

  2. cmbanerjee says:

    Thanks Corey! Yes, you should try and plant something. It’s fun!

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