Earlier this week I went into town with Crsytal, loo, and beri. The municipality was giving out baby trees to celebrate Earth Day. Crystal and I each decided to take one home. Also, last Saturday Sarah posted her third 'Grow Challenge'. I was hoping to make something fun, like play-dough, because my mom and I used to make it when I was little. However, there just hasn't been the time, and Reggie and I are headed to the cottage this afternoon for a couple days. And then I remembered, when I was a little girl the school I attended often gave out trees, or tree seeds packed in peat. And then the memory train started to roll.. My mother loves to garden and she was always working in the garden. I had some interest when I was young, and one year she let me have my own vegetable garden. I seem to recall eating carrots before they were big enough to really be carrots. And since it is (supposed to be) Spring, I thought it appropriate that my creation be planting the tree that I brought home. Wow, that was quite the explanation.
So in celebration of Spring, Earth Day, Sarah's Grow Challenge and my fond memories: How to Plant a Tree :)
I decided to plant the tree in a pot, just until it gets a little bigger and I find the perfect location in the yard. Or, I might perhaps leave it as a potted tree and use it as a Christmas Tree!
How are you celebrating Earth Day?