Thursday, June 14, 2012

Annual Planting of the Circle Garden!

Every year, my grandsons, Andrew and Nate, pick out flowers for a circle garden in our yard.  They are 7 and 9, and we started this tradition several years ago.  It's so much fun to go to the garden store, get a double-tiered cart and let them pick out almost whatever they want.  This year we have Gerbera daisies and geraniums that match the color of their Little League baseball teams -- red and orange, along with an assortment of pink, hot pink, yellow, purple, lavender, magenta, and cream fabulous flowers.  Another big part of the fun is in the planting -- Nate said, "We're doing a better job this year because we're older!"  I look forward to this tradition every year, especially in the Winter.  I used to match my flowers and balance out colors, but my creative grandsons have helped me burst through my inhibitions with their enthusiasm and happy energy.  Now I am much more bold in my flower choices and have a much more interesting yard.  Thank you, Nate and Andrew!


  1. Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience, the descriptive palette of colors woke my day in a better mood.

    1. Thank you so much! Some days when I am feeling a little low, I concentrate on color as sort of a project. What colors look great together, what people are wearing, the color of cars, unusual color combinations, shades of color -- just everything related to color all day long if I feel like it! It usually only takes 1/2 hour or so before I forget why I was feeling down, and feel all involved in color exploration! It's free and it hardly takes up any time.

  2. what a fantastic idea!