Thursday, September 2, 2010

Flowers

This week, we've been studying flowers. That's what Miah wanted to learn about.
The kids have dissected some flowers and labeled the parts.






Parts of a Flower 3 part cards. (The ones that say "donated by Angie" are free.)


Parts of a Flower Puzzle.


A friend told us about a field of sunflowers, so we went to see.







We found a passion flower and collected some seed pods so we could plant our own.








Yesterday, we took a trip to the UT Gardens to draw flowers. We were especially interested in seeing the different types of carpels, the highly varied female part of the flower.
























I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Afternoon on a Hill"

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the reminder about the gardens. It has been a long time since we visited there. That will make a good outing soon! Those sunflowers look amazing!

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  2. Did you guys eat any of the passionflower fruits? My kids love them!

    If you get a chance to check them out during your study of flowers, the Botanical Gardens are also a fun place to explore. They are a bit more "wild" than the UT gardens, but very pretty. I think the website is knoxgarden.org

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  3. I'm glad you mentioned the Botanical Gardens; I was going to ask you about that. And no, I didn't know you could eat the fruit - thanks!

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  4. We have several passionfruit vines in our little orchard- the fruits are beautiful! Love your flower study, and that last photo of Miah. :) What a lovely sculpture!

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