Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Sunflower Houses & 30 Days of Beauty : 29

Our new garden project has been inspired by the wonderful book Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots by Sharon Lovejoy, her lovely blog is here

A sunflower house for O, a secret place for summer days, to cool down, to play, a spot for lunch, a special place to be with friends.
We set pots out in a circle with a tepee of canes and cord for the plants to climb up.

Each pot has a sunflower and plenty of sweet peas.
We plan to add pots of runner beans to add cover and edible treats to hand.
The foundations are laid with rich compost for the plants to grow, now we hope with lots of love and care, plenty of help from Mother Nature and a good mix of both sun and rain, our Sunflower House will be blooming soon.

Moving in before it's finished.

Number 29 in my 30 Days of Beauty, our salad bed, nearly ready for a first picking.


Jacqui said...

Wonderful! We are planning a bean den, just like Eddie and Lily's this year. Remember and post pictures of O sitting in his house. xx

Rose said...

Baby lettuce with a sharp olive oil dressing -- yum!

Ariella said...

This is going to be so lovely when it's all grown in. Can't wait to see photos!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Oh, what a sweet treat to read this and see your work. And thank you for the words about my books.

I don't have internet access right now as we are on the island. We're sitting in our car in the dark using a neighbor's hot spot. We probably look like stalkers.

Let's keep in touch! All joys to you and yours,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Dawn said...

Fantastic idea, we have a bean den teepee at the allotment which our daughter loves.
Look forward to photos in the Summer x

Daisy said...

What a cool idea for a house! Looking forward to seeing the pics of it in the future.

Hannah said...

What a fab idea!

devonmama said...

That looks great, not surprised O is moving in already, how exciting! x

Unknown said...

That looks loke such fun - I'm looking really forward to haveing grandkids to play with one day.

Tan Family said...

Neat! I can't wait to see progress. :)

Linda Stubbs said...

I want to do this. It is totally adorable!!!! I have 9 grandchildren and we are going to have to do this!!! I don't have much time to read it now, but I am coming back tonight and I am going to read!

Thank you so much for signing up to be a follower! I am going to follow you also. I like what I see on your fun blog.

Blessings to your day! Linda
Prairie Flower Farm
Kansas USA

Anonymous said...

I wanted to stop by to say thank you for visiting my blog!
What a beautiful idea! A sunflower house!
I am jealous of your sweet peas, last year all mine got eaten by birds! :(