I mentioned a few days ago that we took a trip to a local plant nursery to prepare for our next activity from our Gratitude Jar — Flowers: Make a special flower delivery! Emily and I had so much fun with this!
November 22, 2009 by
At the plant nursery, we found bags of fall bulbs that were 30% off or about $2.00 for several bulbs. Then, Emily asked some of our elderly neighbors if it would be okay to plant some bulbs in their flower beds.
What’s that? You want to plant flowers in our yard? Ummm…. Yes, please!!
The reaction was absolutely fantastic! I wish I could have gotten some more photos, but Emily was just so excited and could not wait to get started! After deciding where the bulbs should be planted, we eagerly got to work.
At one point, she was talking to each of the bulbs as she was planting them, “I think you’re going to do just fine over here, little flower. You’ll grow up big and strong.”
Afterwards, we were invited inside for what was probably the best tasting hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies ever! What an unexpected treat!
This was such a wonderful way to get to know some of our neighbors, express gratitude for flowers, and let Emily get involved with a small service project.
A few things:
1. Always ask for permission first!
2. Discuss what you will be planting and where.
3. I wish we had brought a slightly larger shovel, and another set of gardening gloves. Some bulbs need to be planted about 5″ deep, and ground conditions can make that difficult in November.
4. Have fun!!