Here is the picture I took in the garden of the school this afternoon. I really like it, because some of the leaves of the plant are red, whereas they are supposed to be green, like the other ones behind them. In a word, I like the contrast these leaves make.
Tag Archive: plants
Our new students from We Are What We Eat discovered the garden for the first time and took pictures of things they found interesting.
This is the first of many posts of their findings.
For the DLC Days, the Jardin hosted to the Book Club which read excerpts from Lewis Carroll to Ray Bradbury to Shakespeare. Parched from the sun and the willow fluff blowing around, Speaking Near and Far folks had an aromatic herb syrup taste test for the participants and the audience. Trying to recognize the subtle perfumes of rosemary, thyme, lemon balm and mint tickling our tongues, was a great game for a sunny afternoon.
It’s Spring! Our plant sale was a grand success, even though we mostly sold Green Zebra tomatoes. We definitely need to remember to plant more basil and other window garden plants to sell.
Many thanks to Sonia, Julien, Aymen, Maher and Silvana who brought in the mega-bucks and sent out green sprouts into the world.
In Field Trip this semester, we’ve been working very hard on various projects: planting, creating a pond, making a hidden toolbox. The energy in this class is moving mountains: hauling dirt, digging in potatoes, driving stakes. I have never seen such enthusiasm to get down and dirty.
One of the Pontanique gardeners told me that Ecole Normale Sup was doing a spring planting workshop in their garden on Friday. A garden at ENS? In Paris? This, I had to see!
So I set out to see what sort of garden ENS had and found Martin, Hélène, Lu and Adrien working on getting the second year of spring crops into their sweet little garden with other folks from the neighborhood.
Here is their website for the latest events and info.
We could feel it coming. We knew it would happen. We just didn’t know when. We thought we should prepare, though. Lots of hands made the work much much easier and fun.
Field Trip students planting time bombs (bulbs) to explode in the spring. We won’t know what or where until February.
The Field Trip course got some hands-on gardening last Monday after a very rainy attempt to garden last week. And man, was everyone very productive. We planted dozens of plants, hacked down knee-high weeds, found our path and generally enjoyed getting dirty in the sun togther. Thanks, everyone, you did a great job!