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Simple Summer Garden Memories


milk carton gardening
  Do you have simple summer Garden memories?  I sure do.  And I hope the kids of today will have them too.

I hope they remember the simple pleasure of growing carrots in milk cartons, tomatoes in large cans or maybe hollyhocks along old fences and lilacs at the corner of a house.

We should reclaim these simple things as part of our ordinary life.


Hollyhocks


Honeysuckle

Maybe you have some  memories like this: 

It  might be the 'weed' that smelled like licorice ( anise hyssop),

Blue Fortune Anise Hyssop

The buttercups that you put under your chin, 


buttercup reflection under chin - go here for more: Eat The Weeds

the honeysuckle that you could suck a teeny drop of 'honey' from,

honey from honeysuckle - for more: Instructables

 the sweet smell of roses as you walked past a certain house, 
roses on trellis source: Nantucket today 

the bright yellow Coreopsis that seemed to spring up overnight.





 Let us revive simple garden pleasures - bringing flowers, plants and gardens back into our lives....

this kind of sweetness has been cast aside in favor of math and physics in school but children can learn those disciplines better through understanding the phenomenal natural world around them.

So plant those sunflower seeds, bury that Elephant Ear and cut up those milk cartons....wonderful garden memories await you.

Rainbow Knock Out Roses











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