Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cultivating Kids Garden 2014!

We are doing something a little different with our garden this year! Because vegetables take a lot of nutrients out of the soil, and most of our plants are grown in containers it is almost impossible to do a good crop rotation. So this year we are going to give the soil a rest by not planting vegetables at all! Instead we will be planting flowers and other ornamental plants.

We will still have Garden Days during the Summer Reading Program, but instead of harvesting vegetables we will tending the flowers and enjoying other garden related activities! More information will be available on the Summer Reading Program calendar, coming out at the end of May!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Carrot Legs!

We found carrot legs in the garden on Saturday! Have you ever found something like this in your garden?
The Children's Room would like to thank everyone for a great spring and summer of gardening! We will see you next spring to prepare for our garden of 2014! 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cultivating Kids Garden Day - This Saturday, September 28th!

We have yet another Garden Day this Saturday at 10AM for all ages! On Saturday we'll be picking tomatoes and some carrots, weeding, digging up the morning glories, creating our own nature journal and having fun! Don't dress up for this program (as always) and be prepared for sunshine, it looks like it will be beautiful on Saturday - so bring your sunglasses! See you then!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

September 7th Garden Day!

We had a beautiful garden day today - perfect weather! We watered, weeded, checked out the compost, and harvested beans and tomatoes! Next time we may even be able to pick the carrots! See you then!

 The sunflowers are getting so large, they are starting to droop.

 This sunflower is just about ready to bloom!

 Rebecca, Hannah, and Sasha picking beans!

 A bright and small sunflower.

Lamb's ear in the petting garden!

 Rebecca weeded diligently today!

 Sasha and Hannah weeding the petting garden!

 More weeding!

 Watering the beans!

 The tomato plants have grown in exponentially!

 Cosmos looking lovely - or as Hannah called them today, the "gizmos"!

 Hannah watering the nasturtiums!

 The zinnias at the edge of the garden are looking brilliant.

 Watering the sunflowers!

Mammoth sunflowers - growing bigger than Rebecca!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cultivating Kids Garden Day!

Join us for Garden Day this Saturday, September 7th! Drop in anytime from 10AM until 11AM for weeding, watering, harvesting, and fun! Do wear sunscreen and a hat - it's going to be 75 and sunny! And as always, do not dress up for this program as we'll be digging in the dirt. All ages are welcome to help us in the garden!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 22nd Cultivating Kids Garden Day!

Today we were able to water, weed, harvest (a LOT!) and create our own little birdfeeder that the kids were able to take home!

First, we picked lots of beans and tomatoes

 Then, everybody worked on their cheerios-on-a-string! They are perfect for feeding the birds - and so easy!
 Hannah picked all kinds of beans

 Hannah, Tegan, and Elizabeth working on their birdfeeders!

 Rebecca and Tyler watering the marigolds!

 Our zinnias are looking radiant!

 A bumblebee stopped by to say hello!

 Sarah watered our mammoth sunflowers!

We picked so many tomatoes and beans, they filled the bucket to the brim!

We hope to see everyone again in a few weeks on Saturday, September 7th at 10AM! We'll hopefully be picking the carrots, weeding, and watering, too! See you then!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Garden Day - this Thursday, August 22nd!

We hope to see you this Thursday, August 22nd, from 10AM until 11AM! We'll be weeding, harvesting, watering a lot (it's been hot!) and doing a craft! Don't forget to wear lots of sunscreen as the weather is supposed to be beautiful (but hot!) and also your best digging-in-the-dirt clothing! Hope to see you on Thursday morning!