With Earth Day coming up and Spring in full swing, we decided to turn our attention to our garden. We had a glorious weekend planting herbs, tomatoes and strawberries. I love watching my little gardeners busy at work in the dirt. We had 9 strawberry plants last year but alas, it wasn’t enough for my berry picking children. This year we have planted an additional 8 plants… do you think 17 strawberry plants will do the trick? We’ll just have to wait and see…
With our new plants planted, we needed plant markers. I browsed upon some sweet spoon markers on Etsy the other day and thought T and K would have fun making a set of their own for our plants…
To make them, we needed;
* a few large spoons (we found these odd spoons at a thrift store for 25c each)
* a few magazines
The children looked for pictures of tomatoes, herbs and strawberries in the magazines.
When we found one, we cut it out. I wrote the name of the plant in permanent marker on the cut out picture.
K painted glue onto the back side of the cut out pictures…
And stuck them neatly onto the spoons. When the glue had dried, she painted each one with two coats of polyurethane to seal them. As they will be put in the garden they need to be waterproof and the polyurethane does the trick.
When they had dried, they were ready for ‘planting’. They look too sweet in our garden…
Tomatoes. Strawberries. I have to smile at the picture K chose for the strawberries… it’s of such a delicious looking meringue cake, topped with red strawberries. Each time I have watered the new plants, all I can think of is strawberry meringue cake!! I’ll have to make one with our strawberry bounty!
I have a very exciting Earth Day Giveaway coming up soon too, so keep a look out!
Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.