Mushrooms | Same Daffodils, New Day | 3.25.2015

There’s a book we found at the library that we love.  Looking forward to reading it together again tomorrow:  That’s Not a Daffodil by Elizabeth Honey.  Seated by a pot of Daffodils, hyacinth and clover, we followed along with Tom and tried to imagine this onion, at each stage, transforming into a Daffodil.

Our reading companions, see below, these have a special story!
Our bright reading companions, see below, these have a special story!

In the end, Tom’s bulb grew into a golden trumpet, but he makes it just as exciting to check on a small green beak or five green fingers.

Snowbells and daffodil "beaks" and snowy fields last week.
Snowbells and daffodil “beaks” and snowy fields last week.

We were lucky to head outside and see some Daffodil “beaks,” and also some Snowbells, Robins, and frozen tracks in the mud.

Front bottom:  paperwhite, among other spring choices from Greenwich Public Library
Snowbells and daffodil “beaks” and snowy fields last week.

Another book, Paperwhite, helped us revisit some memories.  In the Fall we planted our bulbs together, and in the winter we watched paperwhites grow too.

Our classroom windowsill bulbs now.  Which one do you think smells like onion?
Our classroom windowsill bulbs now. Which one do you think smells like onion?

Remember when we planted bulbs outside with our trowels? Can you believe they have been under the snow and ice all this time?  What do you think they will look like tomorrow? What other surprises will we see?

Did you know that GEC volunteers prepare, deliver and present monthly flowers to 150 senior citizens in Greenwich?  We are so grateful to bring the same flowers into the mushrooms classroom and bridge a connection - these March baskets are a delight!  Thank you GEC volunteers :)
Did you know that GEC volunteers prepare, deliver and present monthly flowers to 150 senior citizens in Greenwich? We are so grateful to bring the same flowers into the mushrooms classroom and bridge connection with plants- these March baskets are a delight! Thank you GEC volunteers 🙂

Seems like starting indoors is easier in this cooler weather, and Ms. Liz will join us with a craft!.  Thanks for coming out with your warm clothes for a little hike after our classroom time.  Tomorrow weather.gov predicts for Cos Cob:  A chance of showers after 3pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 41. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


These bulbs were generously donated by the Greenwich Daffodil Society.  Mark your calendars:

Greenwich Daffodil Society Show On April 22 and 23 at Christ Church Greenwich, 254 East Putnam Ave., the Greenwich Daffodil Society is hosting its 57th annual Connecticut Daffodil Show. Show hours: 1:30 to 6 p.m. April 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23. Awards ceremony and tea at 4 p.m. Free admission. Entries accepted from 1 to 7 p.m. April 21 and 7 to 10 a.m. April 22. For more information and categories, email: greenwichdaffodilsociety@gmail.com.

We will take/submit some photos on behalf of the Mushrooms, and you can too – more details to follow.

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