As much as I adore autumn and its cool air, colors and pumpkins, I do get a little sad thinking about the garden and how much I'll miss it. A major impetus for becoming a homeowner 6 years ago was to have a yard of our own to tend and enjoy. I love plants, and think I'm somewhat successful at cultivating flowers and vegetables. Well, mostly. Avert your thoughts away from the "potato harvest" of last month. :(
Rather than pine over my would-be plants, I thought Soren might like to create a terrarium garden to display in the kitchen, where we do get some morning sun. I used a bunch of stuff we had on hand, like gravel, a spray mister (thanks Tara!), and a jar (I switched it out to a larger one mid-way through the activity since the one in the photo it was too small).
The activity couldn't have been easier (I think the hardest thing was trying to keep my camera clean), and what kid doesn't like to be told to go dig in the dirt in the name of science?