Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Flowers and the Little Gardener

Just a quick post today. I wanted to share some lovely rhododendron that is growing at the side of the house. I love rhododendron, not just for its color, but because when at my childhood home, we had dozens of them covering a hill. My father would go out in the woods and dig them up and transplant them.

Last week, Zack got to go on a field trip to a farm in Oxford, MD, that was nothing short of amazing. They grow vegetables and gorgeous flowers, but they also have a pond and a sort of wildlife preserve as well. The kids got to see swallow eggs, learn all about what sort of nests the guys put up for various types of ducks, and Zack's favorite part, seeing and touching turtles. We are now going to get a turtle for a pet this summer... I'm sure that will be good for a lot of blog entries!

Each child got to take home a treat -- their own basil plant. They were taught how to pull the seedling and plant it in a little pot, what it needed in order to grow, and what they could do with it when it was full grown.

Zack paid close attention ... he's definitely his mother's child, as you can tell if you click here for my blog post about my last garden.

When Lori isn't going on field trips or weeding the garden, she creates jewelry. You can see it at www.lorianderson.net.


  1. Hi Lori

    Great pictures! And great news -- you are one of the 6 winners in my Give Back give-a-way! I need your mailing address so that I can send your gift. That is, once I figure out what it is, I'll send it. Thanks for playing and congratulations!


  2. Oh wow, I had forgotten just how much you gardened before you had Zack.

  3. Oh we can do a garden picture swap. You with your lovely flowers and I can show some thriving weeds and half dead plants. Wheeeeee!!!

  4. Magnificent flowers!!! It's not faaaair! :-D I want summer. Now.

  5. Lori, you always take the best photos! beautiful plant! you'll have to keep us up to date on Zachs herb.

  6. Hi Lori! Love the photos - especially of your son :)

    I don't have your e-mail address. Isn't today the day you go for the spinal tap????? I've never had that procedure . . . sure hope it doesn't have you "out" all weekend :( But then again, if the headaches are gone . . . :)

    In response to the comment you left me on my "Huh?" blogpost, yes, I usually write or draw stuff along with the technique, but a couple of years ago I may have thought I had a good memory! LOL

    e-me so I'll have your address and won't have to leave a novel on unrelated posts on your blog. HA!

  7. Awwwww. Precious!

  8. That rhododendron is gorgeous! I saw a lot of it on my mountain trip
    last week.


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