Monday, May 21, 2007
I did a little Just-for-fun gardening this weekend! Hannah and Annette saw and ad on T.V. for one of those pre-seeded mats that you roll out and water and up pops an instant flower garden. This one in particular was a square that had sunflower seeds around the edges and I suppose grass seed in the middle. It's meant to be a little "enclosed" play area. I don't know what it cost but my guess is $19.95 plus shipping. Anyway, if you know me then you know I am incredibly tight with my money when it comes to buying stuff! There is no way I would pay that much for sunflower seeds! So I went to the Dollar General and got a 25cent packet of sunflower seeds and two bags of pottong soil from Walmart and dug out a square border's-worth of sod from the backyard. I filled the trench that the sod left behind with the potting soil and then planted the sunflower seeds. Total invesment: $2.25. Now we wait and see if it grows into the little play area with sunflower walls the girls are hoping for! In theory, it sounds like it should be a great place for them to play and be creative this summer!