They were careful to avoid the California Poppy seedlings, the top of which looks something like carrots, while the weeds look like grass! The California Poppies are starting to bloom and we are eager to see more of our state flower.
We've applied mulch (small pieces of wood chips) to the area to keep the soil moist underneath and suppress the weeds. It will also eventually decompose and improve the soil. Finally, it gives a nice clean look to the area. We'll finish mulching this week.
Ms. Chaides' class enjoyed touching the California Sagebrush and then smelling their hands. One student said that it smelled like mint.
We had to replant the garden last year after moving locations and still need to add more plants. Over the next few weeks we'll try to add more plants including white sage, ceanothus and more monkey flowers. Here are some of the current ones which will hopefully bloom this spring:
|Sticky Monkey Flower|
|A Monkey Flower in bloom at another location at school|
|Pink Flowering Current|
|Narrow Leaf Milkweed|