Clean Air and Dirt Under the Fingernails

In Uncategorized on February 10, 2009 at 1:45 am

Our Three Year Old Son — Our Little Greenthumb
The project: Our preschool-attending son painted a beautiful little snowman onto a black plant pot (recycled) and then planted a Spider Plant (recycled) in it.
The result: We get a “Chlorophytum comosum” in an adorable little personalized pot. Our son gets thanks, a feeling of accomplishment and success. We all get cleaner air in the house, according to recent studies!

Some of the characteristics of the Spider Plant: very tolerant of neglect (that would be us), popular with beginners, and is shown to reduce indoor air pollution, according to NASA.

Our son’s first foray into the world of planting and tending plants has not gone without notice.  Belive me, he will be tending the radishes and carrots in the garden this spring.  I can’t wait.  Spring cannot come soon enough.

We have enjoyed almost balmy weather in Western Mass for two days, and now are paying for it with lots and lots of  ice, associated ise issues, and slippery roads tonight.  I can’t wait until I can get some dirt from the garden under MY fingernails.  Until then, we are appreciating the new cleaner air, and dirt that our son got under his fingernails.


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