Tuesday, October 5, 2010
can you name any of these flowers? do you have a favorite flower? tippi thinks that sunflowers are the most interesting flowers she has ever seen!(and the birds in garden village are fond of them also... especially scarlett!)
Posted by jules at 2:50 PM
Monday, October 4, 2010
one fine fall morning, our two friends journyed deep into garden village to hunt for decorations for the upcoming picnic. farfar brought along his burlap gathering sack. hmmm... what do you think tippi and farfar will find? ~can you find beautiful things in your garden to dress up your picnic or dining table for autumn?
Posted by jules at 8:45 AM
Monday, August 9, 2010
it was a very warm summer day! tippi and farfar spent most of the day in the shade of the zinnias, nasturtiums and poppies sipping peach nectar and planning a garden village picnic. they decided fresh fruit salad, carrot bread and sun tea would make for a very enjoyable feast. tippi and farfar had a lot of gathering and preparing to do! ~if you would like to make some refreshing iced tea in your backyard, this is all you need: a glass jar, cold water, a few teabags and a warm sunny spot! let your tea brew in the sun until it looks nice and brown. just add ice! other additions might include; sugar or honey, lemon and orange slices or fresh mint leaves... just what you need on a hot summer day.
Posted by jules at 10:03 AM
Saturday, August 7, 2010
"farfar, do you think garden fairies live in houses?" asked tippi. "i don't know my dear tippi... let's build a house and leave it for the fairies." replied farfar. so tippi and farfar searched garden village for building materials. tippi found some extra-special beautifully colored stones and left them inside the little house for the fairies to enjoy. do you think the fairies will like their new home? ~what can you find in your backyard, the park, the forest, the desert and even the seaside to construct a fairy house? here is a great link full of ideas! www.fairyhouses.com (lightbeam publishing)
Posted by jules at 6:43 PM
Friday, July 16, 2010
scarlett is tippi's pet bird. she loves to sit in her nesty basket that tippi made from an acorn and some notions from the sewing tin. scarlett enjoys swinging on a branch on the peach tree, as the breezes fluff up her lovely feathers. she sings a happy tune on this beautiful summer day. tweet-a-tweet! ~would you like to share some nesting materials with the birds in your garden? here is some information to get you started... go to practicalherbalist.com/bird-nest-material-basket. your bird friends will thank you!
Posted by jules at 12:01 PM
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
old chairs make such wonderful additions to the garden...
~if you would like to create a garden chair of your own, here's an inspiring link to check out: familyfun.com/fairychair
p.s. i planted lots of zinnia, cosmos and bachelor button seeds for height. i just yesterday snuck in some sunflower seeds... waiting on those! nasturtiums and morning glories will climb and wrap themselves around your chair. just add lots of sun and water everyday... your child will love tending their garden chair.
Posted by jules at 2:24 PM