Peony

Full Sun but will tolerate Partial shade

20-36 in tall

Paeonia valbiflora or Paenoia officinalis

Prefers well drained soil rich in organiz matter, with no competition from nearby shrubs and trees. Dig holes 12 to 18 inches deep before planting. In Spring, add 2-3 inch layer of mulch. Remove mulch in late Fall and leave unmulched through the Winter to encourage flowering. Peonies require Winter cold to floom.

Zones 2-8

 

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5 Fridays of Butteflies

Mountain Garden Club’s Monarch Butterfly Learning Activities for K and 1st Grade Students at Highlands School

 

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May ??

Rain
Date
May ??

? to ??
pm
Margie Potts’
and Bonnylin
Covey’s K
classes
# of kids =?
Session 5. Monarch Migration
Objective: Students learn that monarch butterflies spend the
winter in the mountains of Mexico, then fly back to the USA in the
summer.
Outdoor Migration Game - Highlands School Soccer Field and
the girl
Students divide into 4 groups for a relay game. One group goes to
each of these 4 stations.
• Mountains of Mexico
• USA Gulf Coast
• USA Great Lakes
• USA North Carolina
Students at the Mountains of Mexico put on their wings and girl
butterflies pick up eggs (ping pong balls).
Students at all other stations stand in line at the beginning of their
crawl tubes.
The game at the Gulf Coast, Great Lakes and North Carolina
stations proceed in the same way - girls deposit their ‘eggs’ in the
bushel basket, all students crawl through the tubes (larva/pupa),
students done wings at the end of the crawl tube and girl
butterflies pick up ‘eggs’.
The Mountains of Mexico station is different - there is no basket
and no crawl tube. The students spend winter in the Mexican
Mountains (shiver, shiver) and then fly onto the Gold Coast.
The game continues until all students have spent time at each of
the 4 stations.
Classroom activity to reinforce the Monarch
Migration:
• Students color in a ‘dot-to-dot’ monarch
migration on map of North and Central
America.