Tag Archive: spring
Visions of Spring
New visions for Spring
A beautiful purple crocus of the botanical garden is being pollinated by a little bee in the middle of winter, in February. Besides, we can even see some shiny sparkles on the abdomen of this little bee. Text and photo by Yann.
Rosemary and periwinkle
Here’s my picture of the garden, two radically different flowers, on tiny fluffy round and one long bouquet of branches, with only one common point: their lovely purple.
I chose this picture that shows a square of dense greenery. I think this illustrates how nature is able to produce a lot by itself. It is an example of what emerges from human inaction. It surely looks like a mess from the outside but is a complex and sustainable ecosystem if we look at it carefully. This might be an interesting thought: from inaction a lot can grow whereas our hands can easily destroy what was alive and well before. Thoughts and photo by Théo.
After a long winter of hardy cooking waste, the Develop’ponts composters are now full. Lorraine has added more straw to dry it out and hopefully finish off the process for us to use the compost by early summer. They will be setting up a new one in the next weeks.
Our Wednesday class decided to get a bit of early planting going before the March rain showers. It’s probably still too cold for the seeds to sprout, but we were excited to be rid of winter and imagine that spring is here. The calendar says so, anyway…
Triple project event
Friday was a day of poetry, invention and medicinals in the garden. Three different project groups from the English section shared their work on a lovely sunny if pollenous afternoon. We had Wordsworth and Dickenson, thyme jelly and cold angelica tea and inaugurated the « indestructable » information stand made from a reused bridge structure and pallet wood. There was a fun exchange about allergies and lots of shared kleenexes before the rain which cleared the sky.