Wednesday, January 13, 2010


One of my creative friends gave me this canister with a message bean in it for Christmas.

Cute, I thought. I'd seen them in garden catalogs and wondered, "how do they get the word imprinted on the bean?"

I followed the directions (highly unusual, for me!) and lo and behold, it sprouted!

It's grow quite big, almost 4 inches tall and the imprinted part is close to 2 inches wide.

And it really makes me smile, every day.

They say it's the simple things ... and they're right!

Thanks, Steph!


Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a cute idea.

Jayne said...

I've never seen those - how cute.

Gail said...

I love it~this is going on the To Get list for a few friends who could use a lift this season. Hoping that your garden is doing much better with the return of decent temps! gail

mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

Very cute.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Who'd have thunk it?

Janet said...

I have seen them too, nice to know they do emerge with the word embedded on the new growth.

getgrounded said...

That's extremely clever. Never seen such a thing. Fun!

Lancashire rose said...

What fun but I thought you were going to tell us how they did it? So we could all try! I can only imagine someone opening the bean and using a miniature branding iron.

Layanee said...

I love those!

Linda/Central Texas Gardener said...

What a great idea! And such an appropriate message after two crazy seasons.

Diana said...

Lisa -- I loved getting it as a gift. And it got better as it grew!

Jayne -- I'm so glad someone gave me one so I could see it really work.

Gail -- I will be buying them for friends, too.

MSS -- It's really fun to watch it grow by my sink in the dead of winter - it's cheerful.

MMD -- I would not have believed that it would grow if I hadn't grown it, that's for sure.

Janet -- It's amazing what they can do!

Get Grounded -- It is pretty darn cute and fun to watch.

Lancashire Rose - you made me LOL with the image of a mini branding iron -- too funny!

Layanee -- It's such a great winter season gift.

Linda/CTG -- I did like the sentiment, too. And it makes me smile every day. It's getting quite big now, too.