Just in time remembering

I went to the garden centre today, to pick up some more seeds and strawberries, which after yesterday’s blinding moment of realisation, hopefully will allow me to grow more. While I was there, I remembered AJ saying that we hadn’t grown any Cosmos this year. At the time I put this is my memory buffer, but as I stood before all those colourful seed packets, I suddenly remembered what she said.

For the last two years, the children have grown their own flowers to give to their teachers and carers at the end of the summer term. I’m a great believer in the children putting something into these presents, rather than me just going out and buying a gift. Whether the teachers would rather have a box of chocolates or something bought, I will probably never know!

We usually sow the seeds during the Easter holidays, which I have missed now, so I was mighty relieved to find a packet of Cosmos seeds which claim to flower in 10 weeks and Swan River Daisies that are meant to be ready in 6 weeks. I have thought of a slightly different twist this year.

So we planted.

Grow little seeds, grow.

8 thoughts on “Just in time remembering

  • Wednesday 19 May, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    That’s a lovely idea…I think I’ll have to get the girls to make gifts next year..this year it’s last day tomorrow so it’ll have to be chocolates..lol
    Kate made Danish paper Valentines this year and I think they were appreciated
    and she managed well by herself

    • Wednesday 19 May, 2010 at 11:04 pm

      What a nice idea. Hearts doesn’t have to be reserved for valentines day either. Another idea tucked away.

  • Wednesday 19 May, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    That’s great! It’s things like this that teach our children to be thoughtful.

    • Thursday 20 May, 2010 at 9:43 am

      They’ve been received well in the past, which I hope helps the children to see its worth the extra mile.

  • Thursday 20 May, 2010 at 8:14 am

    What a lovely idea, home grown flowers, you are organized. Hope the recipients appreciate the thought and work that will have gone into their gifts.

    • Thursday 20 May, 2010 at 9:40 am

      At the moment, I just hope they are ready in time. I’m kicking myself.

  • Thursday 20 May, 2010 at 8:18 am

    A great idea. We may do that here too! We are also growing a few things for the school garden too…giving extra seedlings etc.

    • Thursday 20 May, 2010 at 9:39 am

      I sent over a few extra seedlings to school yesterday. We may be in the middle of the countryside, but AJ is convinced that most of her friends never plant any seeds. I’m really glad schools are allocating some time, so every child has a chance to see the magic of a seed growing into something they can eat or admire. Off my soap box now…

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