Except the seed packets had the wrong leaves. Really. It showed the cantaloupe as having the lacy, scalloped leaves and the watermelon as having the big, broad leaves.
But, this is what we've got out there:
|Clearly cantaloupes. Note the broad leaves on the vines.|
|Obviously a watermelon. Note the lacy leaves on the vines.|
We also have some pretty chamomile flowers blooming. I don't think there are enough to make tea, but they are sweet to see and smell.
The newest addition to our garden is this Venus Flytrap. We went to a very playful wedding and these were the "flowers" on each table at the reception.
We spent a good chunk of this morning explaining to Henry how the plants eat insects. And how they wouldn't eat him.
And then we did our science demonstration for the week to get his mind off of the completely-evil-and-coming-to-get-him-in the-night-whilst-we-sleep plant.
Smashing leaves and flowers with a mallet does wonders for a pre-schooler's sense of dominion over the garden flora.
And it's pretty, too.