The next generation of bulb lovers

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:04:23 PST
And so is another gardener encouraged from so young. Lovely.

Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand  Zone 10

On 8/02/2013 2:59 a.m., Cynthia Mueller wrote:
> Steven, that's a great story.  -Cynthia Mueller
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Feb 7, 2013, at 5:06 AM, "steven hart" <> wrote:
>> 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 :-)
>> Steven
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