With the end of August approaching, many flowers in the garden are in full bloom. Below are some of the many fantastic varieties that we grow this time of year. My personal favorite is the garden staple of sunflowers. These flowers aren't just for decoration, but for pollinators that help make more seeds.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Throughout last week, we here at the garden planted some new stuff. There was squash, tomatoes, potatoes, marigolds, sunflowers, and peppers just to name a few. Additionally, the various plants that Mission Ambition sowed have began to sprout. While this week is hot and dry we are making sure the new plants get the water they need daily.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
The other day Mission Ambition, a local camp focussed on improving the mind and body through various fun activities, visited the garden to learn and help out. While they learned many things in their time there, their main purpose was to prepare two garden beds. They achieved this through weeding, planting, and then mulching the two beds with either newspaper or corn husks. The items planted varied greatly from squash to cantaloupe, but us here at the garden will make sure they grow as best they can. A special thanks to Mission Ambition for spending part of their morning with us!
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Shorty before a storm rolled in, I took a trip to see how the garden was doing. Currently, the butterfly garden is fairing well. The flowers are either bloomed or blooming and are very beautiful. The rest of the garden needs more of this summer season to grow and reach their full potential. Thanks to the current storm, the garden inhabitants will be well watered for the rest of the day.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Ms. Seymour's students harvested 16 pounds of carrots this week! Add that to Mrs. Page-Redmann's class, and we harvested almost 30 pounds!
It's always fun to see the children's faces as they harvest. There are always surprising sizes and shapes.