Friday, May 4, 2012
|The kids love the garden claw (grade 2 helpers). They were such good help and so enthusiastic and fun!|
|My assistant collecting worms to keep them safe from shovel blades and garden claws (the students' initiative)...|
|...the students then put all the worms in a soil-filled container before gently placing them into the garden beds when we were done|
Posted by plant student at 10:07 AM
Friday, August 5, 2011
|(Painted rocks with words of inspiration: anonymous gifts left in the school garden)|
... Over $500 was raised for the PAC and the school garden.
Thank-you to all the volunteers (especially Katie, couldn't have done it without you!), all the donors, and all the buyers! A HUGE thanks to Puntledge students for their contribution and Puntledge staff for their support.
Posted by plant student at 1:46 AM
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
... The Plant Sale!!!!! Tell your friends. Tell your family. Tell your friends' families!
The above artwork are collages of Puntledge Grade 6 students' poster contributions for the plant sale. These original pieces will help advertise the sale in and around our fair valley. Keep an eye out for them.
Posted by plant student at 10:28 PM
Thursday, March 31, 2011
SATURDAY APRIL 30 10AM TO 2PM: SEED, SEEDLING AND PLANT SALE
DID YOU KNOW the humble Garden Gnome, originating in Germany, has a long history of bringing luck to gardens and good fortune to our homes? Then why do so many live neglected, weather worn, stripped of paint in our yards? Have we no gratitude for these jolly little statues?
I'm hoping we can collect enough garden gnomes so some students can repaint them to resell at the Seed, Seedling and Plant Sale. Kids have a creative way with colours, and I have a feeling these gnomes will be more than "garden variety." They will be a lively and whimsical addition to all our gardens. And they stand for a good cause: our school.
Every gnome needs a home. Don't let your garden go gnomeless.
If you have any unwanted kitschy creatures dwelling in your yard please let me gnow... I mean, know. Perhaps there is a creative project in the works!
Also, we are still in need of donations and volunteers to help make this sale a giant success!
- plants, indoors and out
- garden books and garden magazines
- garden paraphenalia and contraptions of all sorts
Remember, your school garden counts now more than ever!
Posted by plant student at 10:41 AM
Thursday, March 3, 2011
|Could you imagine having this "living castle" to play in in your back yard?|
I came across "living sculpture," where artists use plants (sod, flowers) to create three dimensional sculptures in the landscape. The "living" comes from the fact that the medium/media the artists use is/are living organisms, such as plants. I thought--to a smaller scale than some of these examples I am about to show you here--a sleeping giant in a child's garden would provide fantasy, whimsy, and the comfort of having a genial giant in your back yard to rest upon!
|Jeff Koons' "Puppy" A fave of my son's and me|
|I love the use of more "natural" plants in this one: ferns, moss.||It truly is like a giant fell asleep here many years ago...|
|Do you think aliens made this particular crop circle?|
|And now for a living sculpture we are all familiar with:||Ch-ch-ch-Chia!|