Friday, June 10, 2011

Our Verticle Garden

When I found this blog post, I was inspired to try and make something grow this summer with the girls. After considering our options, I decided that an herb garden would be silly, as I don't cook much and when I do, I don't use herbs. They would just go to waste. One of my students' parents gave me eight Impatiens as an end of the year thank you gift, and they are perfect. They grow in the shade, and our new patio is mostly shady. I went to the store and got a few more flowers to fill up our shoe organizer and Gracie and I set to work with Bee watching.

I ran into trouble as I tried to put the organizer on our outside storage door. It turns out that the door is thicker than an average door so the hooks were too small. I ditched the hooks and nailed the organizer to the deck above us. It works, but now it is really high. As in, so high I will need a step stool to water the top row. This made planting a much bigger challenge than I would have liked, but she did plant a whole row of flowers with my help.

Standing on a table, putting soil in the bottom row of pockets.

Once I got Gracie working, I got Bee started. She helped me dig holes in our small section of dirt to put some extra flowers in. We planted three plants, and that's about all that can fit with all of the other plants that are left over from previous tenants.

Of course, they had to water the flowers once they were settled into their new homes!

We ran out of soil, so we had to stop about halfway done. I got more soil today, but we didn't get a chance to go outside, it's been so cold. Maybe we'll have time this weekend to finish up.

1 comment:

erin said...

This is cool! What a fun idea.