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April Flowers

on April 11, 2014

Our campus gardens are two weeks behind this year, but our raised beds are finally filled with color.  The fifth grade students came out to the gardens today and sketched all the different perennial flowers blooming in the garden.   The snowdrops and crocuses are past peak, but a few remained in the raised beds today.  The blue squill and glory-in-the-snow are in full bloom.  Daffodils and red emperor tulips are soon to be blooming and should be at peak by next week with the grape hyacinth.  Our fourth grade garden is a few weeks behind because they have a northern exposure that receives shade for most of the day.   Students measured the tulip leaves in the raised beds and found the average height of the leaves to be 18 inches compared to an average height of only 10 inches in the fourth grade garden.  Next week we hope to study the red emperor tulip and learn all the parts of the flower. Spring has finally come!

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