Monday, April 21, 2014

Our Garden of Bulbs

"The garden made by ones own hands is always the best garden, because it is a part of oneself.  A garden made by another may interest, but it is another person's individuality.  A poor garden of one's own is better than a good garden in which one may not dig."  L.H.Bailey, 1900

Measuring crocus
Taking Field Notes
What fun we had checking out the bulbs we planted this fall!  Today we went out with our Bulb Journal and examined our plots.  Each pair of students worked in an assigned square of ground.  We recorded what we planted and in what area of the raised bed so that today we could have the good pleasure of checking out our plantings!  The crocuses were blooming and the daffodils were up and not yet blooming.  It was the perfect time to examine the leaf differences and observe the crocus flowers.  Students charted the date, weather (air temperature, wind direction and speed and cloud cover), the height of their plants and noted color, leaf and flower form.  What fun!  We can't wait to come back in a week or so and see what has become of the daffodil plants!