The magic box

There is no bad weather, just bad clothes. Swedish proverb

Here in Médoc, instead of taking our kids to a toy store, we take them to a ‘pépinière'(flower and plant nursery), which has become their new fairground attraction. Last April, we told our kids they could pick a small plant to take care of. Mia chose verveine (lemon verbena) for its refreshing smell, Louise chose pink geraniums for the colour, and Hudson opted for a raspberry plant for its opulence. We put these three plants in a box, and told the kids it was their full responsibility to take care of the green babies. They proved to be good plant-sitters, and today the plants have grown to perfection! Plants are a symbol of growth, encouraging all of us to adopt new ideas, so it was only a matter of time before the kids fell in love with their ‘magic growing box’.

What better way to grow memories than in your own garden?

4 thoughts on “The magic box

  1. Love this idea. We too are growing a little garden “city” style. So far we have strawberries, sugar snap peas, green beans and corn and tomatoes. Can’t wait for the boys to eat a real homegrown tomato! I remember eating raspberries right from the bush growing up in the summer at our cottage. Great memories.

  2. I love the idea of your kids learning to care for plants. your blog is simply beautiful and so inspiring. Thank you for sharing! I may just make some verbena tea for myself tonight 🙂

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