Three Sisters'/Brothers' Garden, located along the gym wall faces the 5th Gr. Trailers.
In June Craig Hendry built new beds for this garden as part of his Eagle Project.
You can see the squash spredding into the new beds.
This is the sunniest, most productive garden at Tuckahoe.
"High as an elephant's eye"? This corn is "in tassle",
which means that the corn is ready for pollination.
You can feel if the kernals have formed (if pollination
has occurred) through the husk.
Look what is climbing up the corn stalk- BEANS!
The corn stalk provides support for "pole" beans in
a very sisterly/brotherly fashion.
Here you can see the corn's tassles. If you look
carefully you'll see the bean plant. Below it is the
squash, the third "sibling". It provides the shade to
keep the roots of its brothers/sisters from drying out!
Just around the corner is our beautiful mural of the
Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia - or is it the Shenandoah?
Below the painting is a garden of wildflowers!
Following around the building in our raised field-
stone beds you'll see pototaoes flowering along with
wild chrysanthmums. The Fourth Graders of the
"Farming Group" planted these last April in their
Here is the squirrels' favorite place in the Colonial
Village, the hickory tree. See all the bright green husks?
This is the native trumpet vine before the custodians
trimmed it up. Even a native can take over if it is in
the right spot! There are herbs and purple hyacinth
This is what cotton leaves look like.
Just across the path from the cotton is the flax.
The colonist brought it with them from Europe.
Aren't the blue flowers beautiful? You can buy them
from the garden store but making linen from flax is a
very involved process.