LRES Curious Garden
The LRES Curious Garden was inspired by the book The Curious Garden by Peter Brown. Our Lynn Road Lions can access a digital video version of this book on Bookflix. Thank you Lynn Road PTA for funding Bookflix for our Lynn Road Lions! I invite our Lynn Road Lions to follow along with the growth of the LRES Curious Garden and learn more about plants along the way. Ms. Taylor.
May 6, 2020
With the early release of school in the spring of 2020, plans were put in place to cover the raised beds of the LRES Rainbow Garden to prevent the growth of weeds during the summer. In the fall of 2020, perennials would be planted to allow time to establish and rest over the winter. When I (Ms. Taylor) went to cover the beds, I was welcomed by green growth and was reminded of the book The Curious Garden by Peter Brown. On the spot, I decided not to cover the gardens and monitor what plants decided to grow in our own LRES Curious Garden. In the picture to the right, a seedling has taken root. I think it is a loblolly pine. Let’s see what happens.
The Two weeks later, I am completely amazed at the expansion of green plant growth. I also found an empty faded sweet pea seed packet tucked underneath one of the garden bed ledges. I think the tall plants in the picture on the left are sweet peas. It looks like someone may have planted these earlier. How sweet! On the right, our loblolly pine seedling is being invaded by crab grass. I may be doing some weeding after all. I can’t wait to see what awaits on my next visit.
May 29, 2020
I was extremely curious as to what the garden boxes would look like since there had been so much rain since my last visit. The sweet peas in the picture to the left showed a lot of growth, but the pine tree seedlings had almost been taken over by the crab grass. The seedlings were barely visible after only 9 days. I had not planned on weeding the garden, but I was worried if I didn’t the seedlings would be completely overtaken by the crab grass and not be able to survive. Hopefully, enough weeding has been done to make it to next week for another round of weeding. Weeding is hard work! It definitely looks like pine needles on the seedling below.
June 5, 2020
The LRES Curious Garden is becoming a beautiful green garden. Several new plants are starting to emerge. I’m not sure what the plants are, so I have some research to do before I can identify them. The sweet peas are doing fabulously in two of the garden boxes, but did not thrive in the garden box nearest to the big maple tree. Why might that be LRES Lions? The pine tree seedlings are still are doing so well, it is starting to look like a miniature pine tree forest.