Friday, May 15, 2009

"Playing In the Dirt"

Grandma Norma was notorious for "playing in the dirt"

As soon as spring began - there she would be, out planting all of the geraniums she had grown from clippings from the fall before. Geraniums.....all lined up in every window in her house. A pleasant memory....and also a gene embedded deep withing ourselves!

Last night we got a chance to "play in the dirt" with our Thursday night girls.....we were making Bay Leaf topiaries with Catherine. You might recall our last class with Catherine when we made Rosemary topiaries.

We again realized that getting a plant pruned up so that it would grow in a ball shape was easy work. We also learned some other fun things.....

Catherine brought to our attention that the base of plants can look attractive too. She suggested putting river rocks, shells, and colorful stones along the base of a tall plant to cover the dirt - huh!
How about sedum? This idea won everyone over - and we all decided to cut some off of Catherine's plant's base and place it onto ours....cute eh?

There is such a relaxation when playing in the calms and relaxes you.....and in the presence of others there is a common bond of friendship!

You might want to grab some friends and play in the dirt'll be glad you did! {Norma would be proud!}


Nice and Easy Antiques said...

What a fun way to spend girl-time! Good for you, girls!

Cate said...

I have much confidence in those herbie girls! They applied so much care and a sense of plant mothering! I have no doubt they will have those Bays for years to come! Can't wait to do it again!
Maybe a Fairy Garden Class?
Have a great weeknend!

Anne Reeves said...

Love it! I am going to be planting my herb pot Memorial Wknd - maybe I'll get myself a bay tree too!

La Donna Welter said...

I'm off to play in the dirt......! : )

Donna Longenecker said...

I love playing in the dirt! Your topiary is lovely.


Lisa's RetroStyle said...

I've been playing in the dirt all weekend and having a wonderful time:D Love topiaries, but I always seem to kill mine:{ Wished I had been there to get a lesson with you.

Ms. Tee said...

How much fun! I agree - playing in the garden is soooo peaceful and relaxing. :)


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