Easter Ressurection Garden

March 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

We made an Easter Ressurection Garden today, inspired by Sun Hats and Wellie Boots’ Easter Garden.

Bear was asleep in the wrap on his daddy – it was the perfect moment for some Mama and Bean time.

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We used:
A growing tray (didn’t have any food trays to hand)
Compost
A plastic cup, cut in half
Skewers and wire ties
Cress seeds
Found treasures from last year’s digging
A tiny fushia plant (it was reduced at the store and begged to be bought!)

Following Sun Hats and Wellie Boots’ instructions, we filled the tray with compost. Bean used his hands for this until he decided it might be useful to try a scoop. He tried using one half of the plastic cup but it was too flimsy. He thought a spoon might be better, which it was.

Then we put the plastic cup in place and covered it with more compost to make a tomb in a hill.

Once the hill was done we made the crosses. I’d already cut them to the right lengths, but Bean found it quite fiddly tying the pieces together – so did I, but we managed together! Bean poked the skewer crosses into place behind the tomb.

We planted the fushia off to one side, used bits of our found treasures (pebbles, a couple of old dead (and dried) geranium trunks, a shell, broken tiles and crockery and a couple of pieces of dulled broken glass) to make a path and scenery.

Then Bean sprinkled cress seeds over the hill, round the bases of the crosses, and around our scenery. We were careful not to get any in the tomb or on the path! Finally very very carefully we took turns at dribbling water onto the soil and seeds and the plant so that the soil over the plastic cup didn’t wash away.

The Easter Garden will get one of Bean’s big stones to seal the tomb on Good Friday, and on Easter Day we will roll it away again.

You don’t have to plant cress or a shrubbery 😉 I did because I couldn’t help myself (!), and have got some leafy salad seeds to plant too for once Easter is over so we can carry on growing things!

SH&WB has some great suggested Easter reading too. We might attempt to actually make it to the Library this week and see if we can borrow some books!

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