Winter Time in the Village

As this is being written, I am looking out the window at new snow falling once again. By now we are all ready to welcome spring and its array of color with open arms! Depending on when you are reading this, we may be well into spring and can look back at the end of winter and smile! The beauty in all of this is that as we look forward to each "new start" that every season brings, and nature always knows what to do to make that happen. What a blessing it is to look at each season through the eyes of a child as they embrace each day for what it is. We at Ebert's want to embrace the colorful wonders of spring and heartwarming memories that you can enjoy with your family and friends!

We look forward to many annual kid's events that brighten our days and warm our hearts. Annual favorites include the kick off the weekend of April 27th & 28th in which we celebrate Earth Day with gardening, art projects and nature hunts, all revolving around how to create a "better tomorrow!" We also love the participation we've had in our featured spring coloring and earth day writing contests, along with planting presents for Mother's Day, kitchen gardens, and Family Fun Weekend events that we can't wait for! Visit our events page for details on all of our weekends so you don't miss out on any of the fun!

Renee Ebert and all your friends at Ebert's Greenhouse Village.

Some ideas for getting over spring fever. 

Until then, here are some creative learning ideas to get your kids set for planting in May! Seeing that we all crave color right now, the theme is rainbow gardens for kids!  A great book to read together before you can actually go outside to garden is Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert.  Going off of this book you can plan to plant a vegetable garden of colors whose fruit bear shades of the rainbow, or plant flowers with blooms of rainbow colors.  An art project would be to paint a pot in rainbow colors to plant your vegetables or flowers in, or paint a beautiful spring scene with a rainbow on it!  Before planting it in May, make sure to put a clear acrylic coat over the art work to preserve it from the outside elements. Another creative idea if you have space in your actual outside garden would be to plant stripes of the rainbow colors in the shape of a, orange, yellow, green (the stems or leaves can suffice unless you wish to plant herbs with green growth or a flower such as green ball dianthus),blue, indigo and violet.  You can adjust the size or how many shades of blue hues to fit your space and budget. Have your child make a list ahead and research what flowers have colors in the rainbow.  Have fun choosing from marigolds, pansies, petunias, lobelia, zinnias, etc. The ideas are endless!  Here is a picture of the book, a beautiful flower garden, and of course we can't forget about Buddy the Ebert's dog, to inspire you and your children! Have fun, be create, and THINK SPRING!!

We look so forward to seeing you again!