Papa recently filled his yard with petunias and had 3 six packs left over, and so gave them to us for our garden. The kids were excited to take out the little individual plants and transplant them for me.
Here's Lissy checking out the roots.
Kian was cracking me up. When I told him to push his plant nice and good into the soil, he planted his fat palm right on top of the plant and squished it firmly. :)
Well, he followed directions!
We planted these petunias inside our rotting out railroad posts near our Spring compost pile, hoping that they'll spill down the ugly posts and be a welcoming sight as we arrive home, as this is where we park our van.
Instant gratification for the kids.
And I got a little bit of instant gratification this morning when I opened my bathroom window and noticed that both our apple trees in the backyard had exploded in bloom while we were gone all week! They are literally breath taking! And they are full of sweet little pollinators who are VERY welcomed in our garden!
A sweet little reminder of my dear friend's baby girl, who just celebrated her 6th birthday in heaven two days ago. Apple blossoms adorned all the tables at her memorial and I think when I'm 90, I'll think of Olivia every time the apple trees blossom.