Curly Crafty Mom: Childrens Garden Club — Fun in the Garden

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Childrens Garden Club — Fun in the Garden

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Saturday morning we got up bright and early and headed over to Sherwood's Nursery for the Childrens Garden Club. This is a free club that meets one Saturday a month at various nurseries in St. Louis. I took the kids one time way back before Nathan started soccer and haven't been able to them back, due to soccer or t-ball games. Since Nathan is doing cross country instead of soccer, we have a lot more Saturday mornings free (YAY!) and we had the opportunity to go. I was so glad we did... 


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Upon arrival, everyone signed in and each kid got a couple packets of seeds, and all the kids and grown ups got a donut and juice. I had fed them breakfast before we left, but the kids enjoyed a donut and juice while we waited for it to start. Once we went into the garden house, each kid received a round plastic Terra cotta pot filled with dirt. They were pretty big pots!


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We sat while they went over which flowers and plants were suitable for the Fall and they also went over a Fall garden check list.


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Then, the kids were able to select different Fall plants and flowers from several tables to put in their pots. It was really neat how they had such a wonderful assortment to pick from with pansies, mums, grasses, etc. Here is a photo of which plants/flowers the kids selected before starting on their pots. Did I mention this is FREE?


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Nathan had to go back and get this plant that looks like a tree... I'm not sure what the name of it is, we kept all of the name tags for each of them for reference.


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Brian helped Nathan with his pot... theirs turned out really nice, I must say.


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I love that their are so many free programs for children in St. Louis! I wanted to go back next month for the September Childrens Garden, but Nathan has a scout day at the boyscout park and it involves lots of activities including a mud cave (yes, I plan to bring plastic to cover my car seats in after!!).


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Autumn was very serious about her flowers, here she is planting them... I wish I had brought her gardening gloves along!


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Autumn with her pot after she finished planting her flowers. She did a really good job, didn't she?


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Both of them with their pots, you can't see Nathan's too well  here, but you'll see another photo of it down below..


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After they were done, we did a little shopping at the nursery... I have a limelight hydrangea in the yard, which has white blooms, but I wanted a colored hydrangea such as pink or blue. So, we got that and then Nathan got a tiny cactus... here is Nathan pushing the cart with the huge hydrangea on it and Autumn riding on the cart. These kids have WAY too much fun!


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When we got home, I put the childrens planters on these metal racks in the backyard on the patio. Here is Nathan's, I love how it turned out... 


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Here is Autumn's, I love the white daisies, the yellow mums and the runners in the front of it. I am going to enjoy seeing their planters all Fall long in the backyard!


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Then I took some adorable photos of this girl using our garden hose... we ran the sprinkler system in the yard that morning, but she wanted to water it some more. I said sure, because I wanted to get some cute photos of her in her clothes.


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I've been really into polka dots and navy lately. I love this new top I picked out for Autumn when I was at Old Navy last weekend. I actually got her a pair of navy shoes with white polka dots, which fit her... but, she says they are too tight. So, we will go back and get a size up, she has the most sensitive feet!


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My most favorite thing to do with Autumn's hair lately is to put it in piggy tail buns. I just don't pull the tail all the way through, I just keep it tucked in... her hair gets so wild and curly, so this is a nice way to keep her hair under control the entire day. Her hair is so hard to keep tidy... sigh. 


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You probably noticed this already, but she has a peplum shirt on. I so want a peplum shirt for me. I also got her a cute peplum pull over jacket, too at Old Navy. Oh, and a gold polka dot peplum shirt... that girl will be the peplum queen this Fall!

Stay tuned tomorrow for Trendy Tot Tuesday! I plan to share some HALLOWEEN clothes and accessories that my kids will be sporting very soon in October and for Halloween! Everyone tells me I am crazy for shopping so early for Halloween, but I truly believe the selection is SO much nicer this time of the year. It seems to me that the small sizes always run out so fast and every year I like to make their treat pails/buckets, so it gives me some time to work on those, too!
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