My oldest gardener: “Wow mom, love the shape of this tree bark, wish we could take it home.”
Mom: “We can.”
Oldest gardener: “We can?”
Mom: “Of course.” and onto the stroller went the large piece of palm bark.
Little gardener riding in the stroller: “Yeeaahh!”
After getting it home, we pretended it was a cruise ship for bugs taking a journey through the rain forest. We sailed it across the ocean grass, then pretended it was a canoe on the Suwannee river taking fairies to a secret palace. After a week or so of turning it into a new backyard toy we decided it was time to make it part of the garden.
We decorated the outside of the tree bark with non-toxic paints!
Then we filled it with gardening soil.
We planted green onion seeds & watered them.
In the days that followed, the washable paints started to fade.
But we have onion sprouts & the little gardeners are excited to check on their new garden container each day!
Happy Gardening Play!