Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Companion Gardening

There was a very special guest at the cottage last week who has never gardened—
NOT ONCE, in her entire life.

She was quite intrigued by every aspect of the process...
and like my shadow,
followed me everywhere I went, wanting to know what I was doing and why.

For five full days, she was my constant companion.

She thought the vintage water cans we use to water the plants were just
the greatest inventions

was none to impressed with my rusty, crusty, old gardening tools.

So the Yankee—aka Poppy—promptly set out to find a set of gardening implements
that SHE would find more appealing.

And, of course, he gave absolutely no thought to the fact that it would take him
forty minutes to drive all the way to town to find
something suitable.

But then....
I can NEVER resist this precious little face—
with those big blue eyes—either!   ; )

Linking to Susan's Outdoor Wednesday, Suzanne's Vintage Thingie Thursday,


  1. What great memories you made, she will always remember! Grandchildren are such a blessing and so precious, I love mine!

  2. Who could refuse that FACE? Adorable, what a sweet little granddaughter!

  3. Awwww, how sweet she is. I bet she loved every single moment in your garden!

  4. Yes, but it was worth the time for that lavendar rake, Liz! : ) I'll bet she got a kick out of helping you, too. What a cutie!

  5. Yes, that's what grandparents are for...she is likely to remember her first gardenting experience with her very own gardening tools.
    GOOD FOR POPPY. ( And you)
    Love to you all,

  6. Awwwww this is so dang sweet!What fun!

  7. How absoultly adorable and I am sure that she will remember this for a long, long time.

  8. How sweet! What a cute little girl and how fun that you are sharing your hobbies with her!

  9. What great memories you're making, plus you are teaching her a very useful skill. Years from now when she has her own garden, she'll remember how her grandparents taught her how to do this! Enjoy your time with her....she looks like a real cutie!

  10. What a cutie pie. I am sure you have created a childhood memory that will last a lifetime.
    How sweet it is!

  11. one look at that sweet face and I'd be a noodle, I would drive as far as necessary too. What a lovely family project, teach and share that little face. Great post.....

    The French Hutch

  12. Well of course he would have driven 100 miles for that darling girl! Children love gardening and sometimes they grow up to be gardeners themselves.

  13. Very cute! Love the shoes shadowing yours, when we share with children we seem to see even more ourselves. Happy Gardening ~ Jacque

  14. Makes me anxious for my two little grandson's visit at the end of the month! Larry

  15. As long as the old rusty garden tools work, that is all that matters. But the star of your post if the darling child's face.

  16. What a sweetie! Now she has a colorful new set of new gardening tools to call her own. You must have had such a good time together.

  17. Hee hee! How could anyone resist that face?

  18. She's just such a sweetie, what a blessing to have her there with you. I remember working with my grandmother in her garden. wonderful memories you're making, thanks for linking up to VIF, xo Debra

  19. what a wonderful assistant!
    thanks for linking in this week. I always enjoy stopping by here! I hope you will link in again soon!
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  20. What a sweet little girl!! You are richly blessed!!

  21. WOW WOW again!! How precious!! What a wonderful blog!! I can't wait to check it out all the more!! :) You are amazing!! :)


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