Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Celebrate Earth

I have enjoyed reading all of your artistic art projects that celebrated Earth Day. Here at our house we didn't get around to art projects but we did a huge project in the backyard that I thought I would share with you.

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We made garden art. My husband built raised beds and we fenced them to keep our very large digging dog out. My children helped me plant seedlings and seeds. It was a real learning experience for them. They took notes and have been helping us water and weed. I can't wait to see what we grow. It's going to be a learning process for us all.

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What did we plant? There are a total of 3 beds. The fenced beds have 6 kinds of lettuce, cabbage, radishes, 2 kinds of carrots, cucumbers, okra, onions, yellow squash, zucchini, several kinds of beans, peas and all sorts of herbs.

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The other bed is filled with 6 tomato varieties, strawberries, red, green and yellow bell peppers, jalapenos, peppers, leeks and more onions along with other full sun herbs.

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A fun book for gardening is Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. I think we might make some vegetable drawings this week. Stay tuned!

3 comments:

Jeremy and Kathleen said...

Wow! Those beds look AMAZING.

Lori K said...

You go girl! I am an art teacher who also loves to garden! Please check out my art share site at...
funart4kids.blogspot.com
I hope you can use some of the things you find here.
Lori

Erin Laughpaintcreate said...

Thanks Kathleen! We might have to make a trade! :)

Lori, I visited and added your blog! Thanks for commenting so I could find it! Love it!

Erin