Monday, June 8, 2009
Living Forts: The Bean Teepee V. The Sunflower Fort
The sunflower fort came in nicely after all. Some of the multi-headed ones got too heavy and fell down. That does not bode well for multi-headed sunflowers. Still the sunflower fort is somewhat lacking. The leaves at the bottom of the plant fall off by the time the flower blooms so the walls are a little sparse. I think next year we could improve on a few things and will try again but I am also going to attempt to make another living fort: the bean teepee.
We have a climbing bean teepee already, but the current one is too small to get into. In the future, it could very easily be made into a larger fort with edible walls. The walls are densely covered with vines and shade is a necessity in a Texas fort. It is inviting, cool green with pretty flowers and yum yum beans. Whats not to like. I am considering this one a small practice model for our future amazing bean teepee fort.
Derek Zoolander: What is this? A center for ants? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read... if they can't even fit inside the building?