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What is Green? Thinking like a scientist –

Wow – colors can tell us so much if we are looking closely and do a bit of reading.  Last week after making my color wheel in my science notebook and drawing leaves I started reading about why leaves have … Continue reading

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What is green? Looking at color variation

As a writer and scientist I try to always have my journal, pencil and colored pencils in my backpack as I walk through the garden.   There are always new ideas for writing and drawing that pop up around every … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

Thank you to all of you who have continued to stop by and see what is happening at Garden Learning. I returned to classroom teaching this year and very quickly fell behind on my writing.  As summer approaches I am … Continue reading

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Snow and No Snow – a compare and contrast spring

The first visit to the Eloise Butler Wildflower garden this year was a bit different from last year.   The garden is in full bloom compared to the same time last April.   Last year the garden was still closed … Continue reading

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Hibernating for the Winter

Thank you for stopping by the Garden Learning.    We have been hibernating this winter. ( I really have been getting my feet settled in the soil of a new 4th grade classroom) This site will be making spring transformations … Continue reading

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Is a Bog the Same as a Swamp?

I know that a swamp and a bog have lots of water, green plants and you really can’t walk in them.  Well, unless you are someplace like Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis where the quacking bog has a floating walkway. … Continue reading

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