Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Thrill of Whimsy


Don't you absolutely love touches of whimsy in the garden?

For example, this sweet little birdie with the flamboyant tail, pictured in today's post, makes both adults and children smile.

The birdie stands in a new  Children's Garden  at Arrowhead, the home of the late New England author, Herman Melville, in Western Massachusetts.

Isn't a garden designed just for children a wonderful idea?

There's a hopscotch path, a branch tepee and tunnels where beans and other plants are growing.


It's very special to  give children a love for the earth and all that it has to offer!


HAVE YOU EVER PLANTED A CHILDREN'S GARDEN?  IF NOT, WOULD YOU LIKE TO?

9 comments:

Babs said...

I have a teeny tiny bird just like the big bird you show pictured! Unique idea.but no, there are no children's gardens planned for my futute. A fort or two perhaps...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wouldn't that be fun!!

diane.stetson said...

My elementary school has a wonderful children's garden for all ages. The Kindergarten children actually eat the things they plant such as lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries and so forth. It is a great science experiment for them. The older children also learn about gardening and how to take care of the earth. Wonderful idea!

All4 Barbie said...

Hello from Spain: my computer stopped working and I spent several days without being able to visit your blog. Now I'm back here. I love designing my garden for my daughters can enjoy much on the outside. Rayuela is fun. Nice photos. We keep in touch

Chatty Crone said...

Well I don't have an adult garden - lol. I want one tho. But no children's garden for me - but I that was sooooooooooo coll he did that! It was wonderful.

Mildred said...

Hi Susan. That's a sweet little bird and a pretty garden. I played hopscotch on the sidewalk in front of my childhood home a lot!
I planted a garden for my visually impaired mom and many of the neighbor children loved it because the plants were chosen because of their scent and feel!

Barbara Neubeck said...

... beautiful bird Susan... I do like things like this in a garden.....
I love the idea of a special garden foe children but I've never created one... except for small fairy gardens and a little carnivorous collection when the kids were young... they loved feeding the Fly Trap plants..
Hugs ... Barb xxx

carolann said...

No children s garden neither. My kiddos are married and the Grandchildren are almost adults now. Have to wait now to be great great Grandmother. That will be a long time.

Like your garden deco though.Whimsy in the garden?

TARYTERRE said...

Whimsy is wonderful, indeed.

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