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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Field Trip

I would like to take a moment to apologize to everyone, I haven't had a chance to post some of my spring/Easter crafts. I have a pile here, but I have just been so overwhelmed with school and home obligations, that I haven't gotten to them. I am hoping to put off the cleaning tomorrow and get some of these items posted.

Today at school was one of my favorite days of the year. Our class took a trip to a local nursery to enhance our spring flower discussions. When I first got out of college, I worked at Little People's Day Care Center. One of the teachers there had this trip on her list, so we went too. I just LOVE it. I have gone every year I have been a teacher.

The nursery is called Ott's Exotic Plants. If there are any local readers it is located on Rt. 73 in Schwenkesville. Ott's is not your regular nursery it is just amazing. The ferns there are enormous. There are banana trees, lemon trees, lime trees, a room I call the jungle room with a water fall, fish, sometimes turtles. The plants there are truly amazing. Outside they have a large hill that I call the mountain. The children love to go under the mountain and then over the mountain. In the fall, Ott's covers this mountain with mums. I have heard it is beautiful, but have not seen it myself. It is also known as a great place to get wedding pictures.

This is just a great day where we get to experience so many new and wonderful adventures. I took some pictures to share with you. They do not do any justice to the size of these plants.

Here's the Ott's mountain:

This is a picture of a lemon tree, yes lemons. They are called Ponderosa Lemons and are bigger than most grapefruits I've seen.

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craftydaj said...

I grew up in Pennsburg, Pa and going to Ott's was an annual trip with my family. Mounain seemed much bigger back then. It was always a great trip to see the mums and all the plants in the nursery. I now live in VA and miss the annual "mum mountain" trip. Thanks for the memories!

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