16 May 2011
Griffin saw strawberry plants while we were at our local store. He kept saying how someday he was going to plant strawberries. While listening to his wish, I started to think about how I have always wanted a strawberry pot myself. So I figured, what the heck? We searched up and down for the perfect pot. Something natural that would fit in well with our deck plants. It took a bit, but we found something we could surely work with.
First we “painted” the terracotta pot with dirt. I forget where I saw this, some garden show I am sure. But it made the pot fit in better with the more weathered pots and gave it a more authentic look.
Then the filling began. Griffin was SO excited to paint with and play in the dirt. And in interest of full disclosure, Mommy was too! I was so dirty, and at risk of making a mess out of my camera, I still got up to snap shots.
I pulled apart the plants as Griff kept filling up the pot to the top.
All while singing a “dirt, dirt, I love dirt” song.
It was a fantastic project. We were so pleased with our work. We knew we had to get a picture of us together with our prized project. So with dirt soaked hands, I used my pinkies to set the camera on the edge of a chair, set the time and focus…but I captured a memory that was worth the camera cleaning later!