STEP 2 : Planting in the School Garden

Here are the flowers we have planted in the school garden. 



  1. Find the names of these flowers in the list below by matching them to their description and pronunciation.

    tulip, hyacinth, crocus, daffodil

    • /ˈtjuːlɪp/  a plant which has a large brightly coloured bell-shaped flower on a stem and which grows from a bulb
    • /ˈdæfədɪl/ a yellow bell-shaped flower with a long stem which is commonly seen in the spring
    • /ˈhaɪəsɪnθ/ a pleasant-smelling plant with a lot of small flowers that grow close together around one thick stem
    • /ˈkrəʊkəs/ a small yellow, white or purple spring flower
  2. Why did our teacher choose these flowers rather than others?
    • The soil of our garden is very dry in summer and rather wet in winter.
    • We leave school at the beginning of June so we cannot water our flowers.
    • The only moment when we could plant was in autumn or spring, but as we wanted to see our flowers grow, we had to plant them in autumn to see their beautiful colours in spring !
    • SO, spring bulbs to be planted in autumn, were ideal for our project !
  3. What exactly is a bulb (/bʌlb/) ?  
  4. What was the weather like when we planted the bulbs ? sunny / cloudy / rainy / snowy ?

    When we planted, on Tuesday, December 7th 2010, the weather was very cold but sunny.

    Here we are !
  5. How can we see the plant grow ?

Our teacher will bring a vase and a pot with bulbs in them for us to see how they grow.

What about you ?

  • What did you do?
  • Did you plant flowers in your school yard?
  • What kind of flowers? When will they grow?
  • When could you plant? What was the weather like?


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par YANNICK GUILLET le 25 avr. 2011 à 23:11

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