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Sunflower House

13 Jun

I got this book a year maybe two years ago from a good family friend.  I found it in a box of books I was unpacking recently.

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children

What a wonderful book!

One of the best ideas in this book is to make a sunflower house.  You must dig a 9 foot by 6 foot trench and then fill it with good dirt.  Then plant mammoth sunflowers and morning glories very close to one another and then plant some smaller sunflowers in between the mammoth sunflowers and morning glories.  If all goes well the morning glories will climb up the mammoth sunflowers.  When the plants are about four or five feet tall you are suppose to tie twine between the sunflowers and the climbing morning glories will continue to climb across the twine forming a roof.

If all goes well the girls will have the perfect little playhouse.  Can you think of any place a little girl would rather hang out than a magical sunflower house that is just her size?  I hope it works!!!