Thursday, May 10, 2007
Ms Warnke's Berry Garden
Our class has been doing research on berries because we are making a berry garden in the back of our school. Our garden is going to have all kinds of berries. So far we have chosen blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries, strawberries, porcelain vine, beauty berry, amelanchier berries, soapberry, youngberry, logan berry, grapes, and olallie berry. You might wonder why we have not chosen blueberry, we found out that it takes six years for the plant to produce berries. We have been doing poems about our berries, and we have learned that our county can produce a high rate of berries. We learned that blackberries can stain your skin. Strawberries have at least 200 seeds on every berry, and they are the only fruit that has seeds on the outside! Strawberries are a symbol of love because they are heart shaped. Strawberries, and many other berries, are a member of the rose family. We are very excited to get started because we have never tasted most of these berries! We are going to experiment on berries that we have never tasted before. We will not eat the beauty berry, because some of its parts are poisonous. We are deciding if we should plant poisonous berries, because we do not want little children to pick them and eat them.
Soon our dream of making a berry garden is going to come true! We may still be pulling the grass out this week, but by the time this berry garden is finished, it will be a beautiful fabulous success!
Would you like to help us make this garden?
Have a berry good day!