We planted giant sunflowers at the ends of each of our garden rows. I would like to get a smaller variety that can actually support its own head! These are pretty, and we'll be saving some seeds for planting again next year. I should also save some for eating or even bird-seed.
|Makenna & the Giant Sunflowers|
|The TeePee for climbing beans|
|Bright Multi-colored Zinnias|
|Butterfly Bush and Pink Flower|
|Digging up Potatoes|
Hannah is doing her nature study notebook. Most of the time we're so busy out in the garden picking and weeding and eating that she doesn't do much drawing, but I think the sketching is good practice for her. It trains her eyes to look at the details of an item and spend more time inspecting it instead of just racing to the next thing. She's studying the Milkweed here. We read a bit about it in our Handbook of Nature book and learned that it's called Milkweed because it seems to "bleed milk" when the skin is damaged in an attempt to heal itself. When we broke it open, it did indeed seem to bleed milk!