A Summer Find....

This tractor and gardener were one of my favorite "finds" this summer. I loved the setting of the 12-acre Powell Gardens in Kingsville, Missouri and all the many edible gardens (it is the nation's largest edible landscape).  But on top of all that, I discovered that the tractor, kneeling gardner and 12 other scenes like it were not "real" but actually built with LEGO bricks by sculpture artist, Sean Kenney.  I liked the signage throughout the gardens too, such as the one near the kneeling gardener that points out "that gardners have a longer life expectancy than average. That's because gardening is one of the best physical activities around, especially for mature adults." It seemed only fitting that Sal del Mar's Very Veggie Sea Salt should be next to gardner planting seeds for the Summer and Fall harvest. For more information on the Powell Gardens, go to www.powellgardens.org. Look for the Harvest Celebration & Antique Tractor Show on October 2-4.          

This tractor and gardener were one of my favorite "finds" this summer. I loved the setting of the 12-acre Powell Gardens in Kingsville, Missouri and all the many edible gardens (it is the nation's largest edible landscape).  But on top of all that, I discovered that the tractor, kneeling gardner and 12 other scenes like it were not "real" but actually built with LEGO bricks by sculpture artist, Sean Kenney. 

I liked the signage throughout the gardens too, such as the one near the kneeling gardener that points out "that gardners have a longer life expectancy than average. That's because gardening is one of the best physical activities around, especially for mature adults."

It seemed only fitting that Sal del Mar's Very Veggie Sea Salt should be next to gardner planting seeds for the Summer and Fall harvest.

For more information on the Powell Gardens, go to www.powellgardens.org. Look for the Harvest Celebration & Antique Tractor Show on October 2-4.