Each class was divided into groups and each group took a turn at activities, including
- digging the dirt to loosen it up for planting
- planting a plant, seed or bulb
- smelling different types of herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano and basil
- taking a tour of the other beds to see what other classes have planted
- decorating the agave for the center of their bed with Christmas ornaments
Our planting plan included lots of fun plants to tickle their senses including:
Narcissus Bulbs: The Kindergarteners loved tucking their bulbs in for their winter nap, knowing that they will pop up when the weather gets warmer with beautiful blooms and wonderful smells.
Dusty Miller: This silvery plant is a wonderful winter planting that lights up a garden bed. It feels soft too and is fun to touch.
Snapdragons: The soft red snapdragons that they planted lend a wonderful color to the bed and are fun to look at.
Thyme: They planted orange and regular thyme, both of which are fun to smell.
Lamb's Ear: Another silvery blue plant, this one has leaves that feel like a lamb's ear and are great to rub against a cheek.
Rosemary: We all love smelling the wonderful scent of rosemary. Evergreen and very drought tolerant.
Agave: The Kindergarten has a beautiful agave in the center pot of their bed, and chose to decorate it with ornaments to celebrate the holiday season.
Sweet Pea: We planted seeds of this beautiful vine and will put in trellises for it to climb when they sprout.
Kindergarten will have a great time coming out in the future and using their eyes, noses, and hands to experience all their plants have to offer!