Flat Stanley The Gardener

Nana and Papa had a garden party.  Flat Stanley was excited about everyone coming over to help Nana and Papa plant their garden this year.

“This is going to be a fun day!” Flat Stanley said with great excitement in his voice.

“Yes it is!” Nana smiled as they browsed the rows and rows of plants in the nursery.  She had to decide what vegetables she wanted in the garden.  It was hard to choose.  Who knew they had so many different varieties of tomatoes.  Nana finally settled on the little cherry tomatoes, the Better Boy tomatoes and Roma’s for the tomato sauce she likes to can in the fall.

Flat Stanley chose the banana peppers.  When Nana told him that they don’t grow bananas, he put them back.  But Nana likes banana peppers, so she put them back in the basket and added bell peppers, spinach, different kinds of lettuce and all kinds of herbs.  Nana’s favorite herb is basil.  What’s your favorite thing to grow in the garden?

Friends came over and the party got started!

Flat Stanley enjoyed playing in the pool with the kids.

But he also liked getting his hands dirty and planting the vegetables.

These are the “better boy” tomatoes.

“You can plant me right here,” Flat Stanley said, “cause I’m the BEST Boy!”

“You are the best boy in town sonny!” Nana told him with a smile.

Turning the soil was fun.  Flat Stanley loved getting his hands all dirty!

“Here you go Nana!  Here’s your favorite Basil.” Flat Stanley shouted as she left her pots boiling with corn and potatoes on the stove, to come out to see how the garden was coming along.

After all that hard work it was time to feast!

Nana had a dozen lobsters for everyone and fried chicken for any crazy soul that doesn’t like lobster.  She boiled corn on the cob and potatoes.  Flat Stanley’s favorite part of the meal was the fruit bowl!  It had fresh strawberries, blueberries and grapes.  His mouth looked like a rainbow of colors when he smiled.

I hope this finds you smiling too!  Enjoy a beautiful day!

5 thoughts on “Flat Stanley The Gardener”

  1. Wow !!! What a day! We felt the excitement in our hearts just reading Flat Stanley’s adventure, that defiantly left us smiling!! We have so much in common, with our veggie gardens! I planted better boy tomatoes, cherry tomatoes! cucumbers, eggplant, basil, bell peppers, and red hot peppers, and romain lettuce!! I can’t wait to see my garden grow!! Another great adventure with Flat Stanley, and like Alissa says, an adventure we can truly relate to!! Thank you Colleen!! We enjoyed this one very much!!😘😘🤗🤗🤗🤗

  2. It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! <3 I loved this post too!! It was so much fun having all of the kids here and letting them experience where our food comes from and when it all comes into fruition, the taste of homegrown just can't be beat! Fresh and still warm off the vine cherry tomatoes! I cannot wait for July!!

  3. Alexa says, “I loved the story! I have a question though… why does Flat Stanley not have his suspenders on? Love you and hope you have wonderful day! Tell Papa I said Happy Father’s Day!” 😘🎉🌈😆🤘🏻

    1. Hmmmm…Nana will have to think about the suspenders, but I’ll let you know Alexa. Papa smiled when I read your Father’s Day wishes to him! He’s a happy man tonight. Have a nice day!!!

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