Monday, April 4, 2011

the grass is greener...

on our mantel than in our yard, but I have no doubt that a few more days of this glorious spring weather will fix that. Can you tell that we've been doing a lot of good deeds? Okay, so maybe we put in a spoon full of seeds for each one. ;-) And, for those itching to try this project at home, snipping the grass is a wonderful project for the budding motor skills of a 3-year old (a tip given to me by a brilliant Montessori teacher). Spiritual growth, something green for the house, and an educational tool. And, if you're Lily, also quite a delectable treat.

4 comments:

Robert and Holly Bennington said...

Hello! I am a friend of Mary McLeish Arteche and found your blog on her Yellow Door Paperie. I have been wanting a little dish/grass combo just like this one you made for a small shelf I just put up in our entryway! I have looked everywhere and cannot find a low one like yours - where did you find that one?! And did you grow the grass (what type of grass is it?) directly in that container? Any information would be so helpful - I absolutely LOVE yours and want to replicate it as best I can:) Thank you! ~Holly

Adele said...

Hi Holly! We just bought some dense shade grass seed (as small a bag as we could find!), and used some potting soil and a container we bought at the thrift store. Here's something similar at ikea:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50202816.

Good luck! Ours has very little direct sunlight and has done well with just a little bit of watering here and there (and it only took about a week to start growing, so there's plenty of time until Easter!).

Robert and Holly Bennington said...

Oh, thank you so much, Adele! We have 2 year old triplets (2 girls and a boy) and I'm sure they will love watching the grass grow - indoors - since it's still snowing here in Bend:)

Adele said...

No problem! I think they'll love it (and maybe it will bring on spring outside, too. ;-)