Friday, July 24, 2009

Sunflowers

Bronwen's Aunt Jana sent her this book a few months ago. It's a really lovely tale about a girl planting sunflower seeds and watching as they grow and change over the seasons. Bronwen really loves the story, and when she asked for a project one day, I decided it would be fun to grow our own sunflowers out back.
She and I planted the seeds in cups (thanks for the seeds, too, Aunt Jana!), and within two days we had sprouts pushing their heads up through the soil. They have been getting taller, and I asked T.J. to help Bronwen replant them in the back garden.

Mimi had given Bronwen a set of gardening tools 2 Easters ago, and I put aside this shovel because it was a little big for her. Not any more! Bronwen, clad in her gardening finery, was all ready to work at getting her seedlings into the ground.
The gloves came off, and Bronwen took on the role of supervisor as T.J. gently put the seedlings into the ground. If you look carefully in the window behind them, you'll see that Jerry is also supervising from inside. That Jerry really doesn't like the heat. (If you don't know who Jerry is, he is the yellow giraffe she is holding in this post)
Now we will just watch them grow!

4 comments:

mimi said...

Wow Bronwen, you are such a great gardender. I LOVE your gloves. And you did a good job supervising your Daddy

Melanie said...

Bronwen,
I hope your sunflowers grow as tall as you!

Jana said...

I can't wait to see how they look when they bloom. You can come help me in my garden any time. :)

XOXO

Tiff said...

Hooray for Farmtown in your own backyard! I love sunflowers! I'm excited to see how tall they will be! Maybe even as tall as TJ!