The next generation of bulb lovers

steven hart
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:05:11 PST
I just wanted to share, I have a beautiful little boy with a lovely lady
who adored the other guy & had to follow her heart.. Our little man lives
with beautiful mum & his lovely new dad near Cairns about 2000km away but
Tracy goes out of her way to keep me involved in his life in any way she
can, so he always knows im close by & we are all wonderful friends.. She
was never supposed to have children so he was a special gift...

Our little boy Nader just turned 4 in November, he loves the garden, he
waters & loves to plant plants for mum in the vegi patch & he helped plant
lots of palm seedlings in pots & he watches them grow every day, he loves
insects so he always carries a magnifying glass I gave him, everywhere he
goes & if he sees a mite he will count the hairs on its legs haha.....

I decided to see if I could give him an interest in bulbs, and I gave him
his first bulb for his 4th  birthday, I decided on a Hippeastrum Apple
Blossom & he was very intrigued by this strange thing mixed in with his
presents, naturally I gave mum a heads up so he didn't take a bite out of
it & she helped him plant it... He dug his own hole & planted it with the
neck out & I think he found this all a little strange, but he went out
every day & looked at the little tip sticking out of the soil with a
baffled look on his face.... But one morning he went out & a bud
had started & he was fascinated, each day it got bigger & he ran in to Mum
& dragged her out to see what's happening... Soon after it flowered 4 giant
flowers & he is absolutely hooked, he loved it & out came the magnifying
glass so he could look at it all in detail, the grains of pollen, veins in
the petals the colours, & he was on his hands & knees smelling the feint
perfume each day with a smile from ear to ear.... He had to call because he
remembered it was from me & he asked if he can have another one next
birthday because he loves it so much...

I thought it was so special I wanted to share :-)

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