A beautiful jalapeno pepper in our Montessori Garden is our first vegetable to appear! 6/21/08
Cabbage in the morning in the main plot. 7/31/08
A monarch butterfly comes to visit our double decker coneflower in the Perennial Garden. 7/31/08
Who doesn't love the look of a little purple eggplant! 7/31/08
This cauliflower eventually grew to the size of a football. I grilled on the BBQ and my 6 year old son said that it tasted like popcorn. 10/06/08
Oscar Mayer Magnet School 8th graders partnered with DePaul University students studying biodiversity in Illinois. Together they designed and planted a Native Illinois garden in two containers flanking the front doors of our school. The following plants were chosen: nodding wild onion, prairie smoke, false dandelion, wild stonecrop sedum, sweet vanilla grass, meadow anemone, purple coneflower, wild geranium, prairie dropseed, flowing spurge, bellflower, columbine and black-eyed susans.
All four of our Early Childhood Montessori classes planted our "salsa garden". Some classes even started their own seeds in Spring. Along with tomato, cilantro and jalepano pepper plants, the kids also planted: oregano, thyme, red and yellow peppers, sweet snap peas, green beans, zucchini squash, lavender, rosemary and marigold plants.
In the south corner of our Main Plot we have planted a Perennial Garden. Plants featured are: Ligularia "little rocket", Ligularia "britt-marie crawford, Threadleaf Tickseed, Korean Feather Grass, Coneflower "doubledecker", Montbretia Crocosmia "lucifer", Liatris "blazing star", Blue Fescue, Snowdrop Anemone, Coral Bells, Perennial Fountain Grass, Clematis and Daylily.