Strawberries and Other Garden Endeavors

One of our ongoing projects is the kids’ strawberry patch, and today we harvested the first strawberry of the season.

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Our ritual is to divide the first berry in fourths, and then each person in the family gets a piece. Here’s this year’s specimen:

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Meanwhile, we received a start of lamb’s ear from a friend a few weeks ago.  The girls and I wrapped it in a bag and carefully brought it home.  We found a spot in the part-shade garden and cleared out a new home for our new plant.  After a gentle planting and dutiful watering, it appears to have taken root.  This led to a great discussion about plant rooting habits and propagation.

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