Monday, June 08, 2009

Update on the flowers...

A new twist perhaps on an old saying: "The family that: prays together, runs together, shoots trap-and-skeet together, cooks together, watches "Deadliest Catch" and "Anthony Bourdain" together.....and....GARDENS together......STAYS together!" Gardening really is a lot of fun though, and it is exciting to be "surprised" by how our flowers and herbs turn out. We also planted some "giant" (and we mean GIANT) sunflowers- the packet said they could grow to 3.5 METERS! Yes, meters. When our neighbors recently asked us what we had planted this year, we told them about the sunflowers. As a side note, we had planted some sunflowers out the back, where it is a little shady (just to see "what takes"), and when Zev explained to our sweet landlord/ neighbor what we had planted our there, he said with all the sincerity in his eyes "but sunflowers need sun!" Yes of course, but us crazy Americans just wanted to do a little planting experiment.....A recent conversation between Zev and the neighbors regarding the sunflowers we planted in pots on the front balcony:

Neighbors: "Your flower boxes look lovely. What else have you planted?

Zev: "We planted some sunflowers here. They should grow to about 3.5 meters (indicating with his hand)."

Neighbors: "Oh yes that's nice. But 3.5 meters? Are you sure? Oh no, you probably mean 2 meters."

Zev: "Oh no. 3.5 meters. These are GIANT sunflowers."

Neighbors: (chuckling to themselves, probably thinking "These Americans are confusing meters with feet again"....): "Oh that's nice. Yes, have a nice day. You have lovely flowers...."
We will keep you updated on the progress of our little garden!

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