I love it when my kids pick something green out to give to someone. We try so hard to avoid an excess of plastic junk, and it’s great to see it rubbing off on my kids.
Yesterday was my husband’s birthday. I took the kids shopping to figure out what they wanted to get him. They of course first looked through the toys… we’re talking about kids, after all. But they couldn’t think of anything that Daddy didn’t have already that they thought he would like.
So we went to the garden center.
The kids weren’t too certain, until they came upon the strawberry plants. That did it! They each picked one out for him.
Then we passed some grape vines. Once again, they couldn’t resist.
I just love that the strawberries are in the peat pots so that we don’t have to figure out what to do with the pots once the strawberries are planted. We have too many of those already. I know my daughter is eying them for crafts, but we do not need more.
No, we didn’t wrap them. I rarely wrap birthday gifts for grown up family members. It’s really just not that necessary. They’ll be surprised one way or another. If I must, a gift bag from our reuse stash will do the job.
What a fantastic birthday present! Surely, these are gifts that will keep giving for the coming months. I am hoping that my hubby will take cue from my passion for growing this Mothers’ Day. Secretly, I am hoping for more seeds and seedlings to add to ever growing (expanding) garden. Are you gardening this year too?
We sure are! A very practical garden this year, as we’re trying to have an impact on our food budget. Tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, patty pan squash, basil (I love making pesto), corn, beans, peas, broccoli… I don’t doubt that I’m forgetting some.
Our garden space is relatively small, but we’re trying to make the best of it.