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Before it turned into tulip sushi

April 18th, 2005 · 2 Comments


Thanks everyone for your care. I’m still catching up, getting over a cold, and hoping to return to writing soon. In the meantime I thought I’d post one of my favorite photos from the garden. Last fall I planted bulbs for orange tulips and I have enjoyed these new blooms, vibrant vermilion in the spring sunshine. This flower grew in Elisabeth’s section of the garden. Minutes after I took this picture, my two-year-old turned it into sushi, rolling the petals into pretend cuisine (salmon sashimi?). Tulip sushi also seems to be a favorite with her sisters. It’s a fun idea and a great way to use petals: I only wish the kids would wait until the flowers fall apart on their own…

Tags: gardening

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  • 1 ilona // Apr 18, 2005 at 10:06 am

    Children having fun with flowers- another one of the joys of gardening:) Just plant enough to allow them some fun and yourself some lovely views.

    You know what my kids most like in flowers? snapdragons. I used to love those as a child, too. I showed my children how to make little finger puppets out of them. I used to make dolls from hollyhock flowers, but I forget how I did that now. I remember toothpicks- and I think a bud for the head….

  • 2 Lucy // Apr 20, 2005 at 1:55 pm

    At least children playing with your flowers probably doesn’t evoke the same feelings I get from the groundhogs eating mine (which is what came to mind with the title of the post).

    I’ve taken to only planting daffodils, which are toxic to rodents. I suppose its morbidly wrong that I take a small moment of pleasure in imagining them killing the horrid little vermin that ate the rest of my bulbs.

    I tell you, gardening at our house is not for the faint of heart 🙂

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