Saturday, July 18, 2015

Growing Young Gardeners - Flowers & The Frightened Frog

Growing Young Gardner's Club. 

Flowers & The Frightened Frog.

The Growing Young Gardeners Club 

met for the sixth session at Wheeler Park on 1100 Dorset Street in South Burlington, Vermont on July 16, 2015. 

The Growing Young Gardeners Club is 
collaboration with the Machia Wilderness Camp
and the Burlington Garden Club

Flowers & The Frightened Frog.

Most of the Growing Young Gardeners Club youth were at camp this week; 

those able to attend were treated to a wonderful story titled The "Frightened Frog", read to us by National Garden Club member Rita Langlais. We were surrounded by many blooming flowers that adorn South Burlington's Wheeler garden park. 

South Burlington, VT photos - Growing Young Gardeners Club

Wheeler Community Gardens, SB VT

The Frightened Frog , an environmental tale, written by NGC members Brenda Moore and Jean Ohlmann, with illustrations by Emily Lackey, is a cross between Bernstein Bears and Dr. Seuss. 

Thank You Rita for a most animated reading of this lovely, informative, and funny story. 

Early stages of potato bug, hand picked
and dropped into bucket of water.

Some of us are garden fashion conscious.

Paul helps with some of the heavy lifting. 

Hooray for pollinators

The colors of the flowers and plants
we viewed today. 

Visit Wheeler Garden Park, on Thursdays 10AM-Noon to see the young gardeners at work, and view the many beautiful garden plants including flowers galore. 
(Located @ 1100 Dorset St. South Burlington, VT.)
Click here to view issue # 1 Introduction to  Growing Young Gardeners Club.  
Click here to view  Week 1 Hands and Seed(lings) meet soil. (many photos)
Click here to view  Week 2 Lessons begin, seeds sprout, weeds emerge. Critters start harvest early, more seeds planted. 
Click here to view  Week 3 Weeding and Composting
Click here to view Week 4 Wash out and Rebuilding.
Click here to view Week 5 Pollinators and Blooms.  

Bernie publishes short stories and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community.