Bug's preschool class and the class from the room next door went on a field trip to a greenhouse oday. I was lucky enough to be able to go with them (Thanks Kim!).

We went to Lizzie's Garden, a local greenhouse.

We met the owner (Liz) and were given a tour by one of the gardening staff. I wish I could remember her name... she was very knowledgeable. She stepped the children through the various parts of the growing process - seedlings, "baby" flowers, cool rooms, hot houses, sales floor. The kids seemed to enjoy themselves, asking interesting questions about the equipment and the flowers.
Here are the children learning about clean dirt... yep, clean dirt. A machine takes the dirt and cleans it by heating it to kill bugs and bacteria and aerating it to make it excellent for growing.

Each student got to plant their own begonia and take a geranium home.

While they enjoyed learning about various plants, I think they were more fascinated with the worms on the ground. There were quite a lot of them as it rained almost all day yesterday.

Here are just a few of the gorgeous, vividly colored flowers that we saw!

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  1. Sara Says:

    What a fun idea for a field trip! The second to last picture is gorgeous! It made me think of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting.

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