Planting a Garden
fresh air – air outside that smells clean and good * I love the smell of fresh air after it has rained. to plant – to put seeds in the ground so that plants will grow * Where did you plant the carrots? garden – a small piece of land that is used to grow plants, usually either flowers, fruits, or vegetables * This year, our garden has lots of strawberries and corn.
green thumb – the ability to make things grow well; the ability to work well with plants * Randy has a green thumb, so his garden always looks fantastic. to tell (something) from (something) – to distinguish or differentiate something from something else; to see or understand the differences between two things; to know that two things are not the same * How can you tell a boy bird from a girl bird? shovel – a tool for working the garden that has a long, wooden piece to hold onto and a large, mostly flat piece of metal at one end that is used to make holes, picking up dirt and moving it somewhere else * I need to use a shovel to dig a hole where I can plant this tree.
lawn mower – a large machine, usually powered by gasoline, that is used to cut grass, making it short and neat looking * Our neighbors like to cut their grass early in the morning, but their lawn mower is noisy and it wakes us up. pot – a round container that holds dirt and one or more plants; a container that is used for growing plants * Meghan has several pots with pretty flowers by her front door. bush – a large, short plant that has many branches and leaves * Are there a lot of rose bushes at the park? your wish is my command – an expression used to show that one will do whatever another person wants one to do * Isabelle’s husband always does whatever she asks him to, simply saying, “Your wish is my command.”