Morning Glory Tepee

Yesterday we set up our tepee sticks that Ochello helped us cut from the jungle and Sasha prepared the holes to sow the seeds.

Sasha went to get the compost from the compost pile

Sania holding onto the Morning Glory seeds. A spectacular blue flower creeper. My children know not to put it in their mouths, since it can be toxic.  Moonflower or Beans would be better option but I didn’t have any of those seeds left and my children insisted on the Morning Glories, they know which plants to respect.  We also sowed some seeds of gourds,  cosmos flowers and sunflowers.

Our moonflower tepee we made a few years back

Sasha with some local Dominican children

My friend Christina recently made a beautiful one out of bamboo and wrapped silks around it.


About earthboys

Nature is our way of living. It is a gift to cherish and share with our loved ones. Nature is also our gift to our children. It has allowed them to unfold in a graceful childlike way. Growing up in Southern Africa amidst the wildlife, I, myself feel the significance of what nature offers, a call for environmental enlightenment and a unearthing of the relationships between plants, insects and wildlife. We have provided our children with a safe paradise where they can enjoy and be one with nature, playing with worms, watching an ant trail, flitting along after a butterfly, gathering, smelling and admiring a beautiful flower, building sand structures of mountains and lakes. They are always happy when they are outdoors. Their relationship with our animals is one full of love and caring. Our children have brought us great joy and happiness. This blog is dedicated to them, and an inspiration to others.
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4 Responses to Morning Glory Tepee

  1. gardenmama says:

    Morning glory is lovely!
    What a beautiful spot to create!

  2. So beautiful Jeanene! Love it!

  3. kelly says:

    These are fantastic! You know, for several years we have tried to grow plant tepees but somehow the boys have gotten so happy with the idea that the plants didn’t get the chance to grow up the poles and were soon squashed so we have abandoned the idea for the time being and are sticking to sticks and cloths for now until we get around the squashing!

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