Y5 – Day 9 – Springtime Gardening

Springtime Gardening

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Cicero

Daisies, lilacs, tulips, daffodils, lilies, hyacinths, ranunculi, roses, poppies, sweet peas and freesias!!  These are a few of the flowers that bloom and headline the scene at springtime.
After a monochromatic winter has kept us inside with dry heat, I urge you to get outside, appreciate the fresh breezes and smell the multicolored blossoms. In April, wherever you live – color, fragrance and new growth permeates. First, explore the wildflowers on hillsides, between crevices of rocks, lakeside, near river beds and alongside highways. Notice the pops of color. For instance, ice plants, burst at the seams with fluorescent fuchsia and pink-violet by the seashore. Second, breathe in the perfume. Freesia bulbs, jasmine vines and sweet peas scent the outdoors with their delicate, pastel blooms.

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