(12:00 PM-12:30 PM)
Bullington Gardens March 2018 Update
Bullington Gardens has been busy getting ready for our Spring Plant Sale. Volunteers along with Kelsey and John have been busy in the greenhouse transplanting seeds & plants and finding more space for them. Always a challenge with so many varieties of plants to offer. We will have more plants this year than ever before for our sale so come prepared to bring home some beautiful new plants for your gardens!
Our resident Dahlia guru, Brian Killingsworth, has been bringing the Dahlias out of storage and out of their dormancy in preparation for Dahlia Daze, They will be planted mid-May. Expect a gorgeous display as always.
The Horticultural Therapy groups have planted potatoes in their vegetable gardens. Some of the students come to school specifically because of this program! The ability to see things bloom and change due to their efforts is a real boost. Add in the opportunity to create something and the smiles don’t stop. It is so encouraging to know Bullington Gardens is making such a positive impact in their lives.
Our BOOST students have chosen their themes for their gardens. The next step is creating elements to go with it. They are working on transplanting their plants. Some of our students have come up with some really elaborate gardens with complex features that aren’t plant related. It will be very interesting to see their finished gardens!
John has been busy with the Elementary School Programs. This month, he has focused the lessons on insects and their relationship with plants. Over 40 classes from kindergarten thru third grade will visit Bullington to walk the gardens looking for signs of insects. Indoor activities will focus on live and pinned insects for them to examine. They will also plant Marigold seeds for Mother’s Day.
We would like to say a special thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers for all the hard work, time and love you give to Bullington Gardens. We are humbled and grateful for your support.
Location: Bullington Gardens