Last Thursday 5/6A went to Rio Vist Park to take cuttings from native plants then take them to Belar Nursery. When we got there we had our lunch then took bags and secateurs to cut the plants. We also had to write down and describe the plants we had taken the cuttings from. Nick and Harry played hide and seek in high visibility fluoro yellow jackets. Cooper and Kayne found a sculpture called Beehive. We thought it was a real beehive, but it was not.
[The Beehive’ is a 3.5 metre high sculpture by Vlase Nikoleski hidden in the trees at Rio Vista Park. Check out the website as follows: http://www.murrayriver.com.au/regions/mildura/thearts.htm]
When we got to Belar Nursery my group had a tour of the Nursery. First we walked around the site and looked at all the different plants. Then we went into the glasshouse and Cath turned on the sprinklers and we got wet. Then we took our cuttings, pulled off the base leaves, dipped them in growth gel, then planted them in small black pots and then we put them on a tray. We put the trays of cuttings in the glasshouse.
Next year hopefully these will be planted on National Trees Day at Rio Vista Park. I had lots of fun.