Archive for the ‘Plants’ Category

Gardens are Productive

We see that the farmers’ markets are bursting with produce each week – that’s exciting! Take some time to wander through a market or stop by a roadside vendor – locally grown food can’t get any better!

Horticulture Club selling Vesey’s Spring Bulbs!

The MSS Horticulture Club is selling Vesey’s Spring Bulbs as a fundraiser for the club’s Niagara Falls trip in May.  Orders are due by Thursday, March 6, 2014.  All money must be submitted with orders, to Mrs. Bumstead, by the due date.  Cheques are payable to Midland Secondary School.  Check out the colour flyer to see the variety of offers.  Any questions, please contact Mrs. Bumstead at .  

Vesey's Bulbs Spring 2014 Fundraiser


Back in the Greenhouse

Well that was a long 10 days with the greenhouse “out of bounds” for safety reasons. The overhang of snow that was threatening to crash down into the greenhouse from the school roof just melted away quietly over the weekend. Well most of it. Enough to make it safe to go back in. The plants were watered back to health on Tuesday, and barring another crazy blizzard, we should be safe for the rest of the winter. Now it’s just to get used to the view out the windows of the greenhouse – into the snow walls created by the sliding of snow off of the greenhouse!




Greenhouse snowed in!

The MSS greenhouse has been locked up and deemed out of bounds to students and staff while we keep an eye on a massive 5 foot overhang from the roof of the school. The snow drift is hanging off of the roof just over top of the greenhouse. For safety reasons, no one is allowed in the greenhouse until the snow either melts or falls. We hope that the greenhouse isn’t damaged, as we have our spring plants all cozied in for the winter. Hopefully the closure isn’t for long, as the plants do need watering and regular tending.



The Greenhouse is green again

Many plants have been moved into the greenhouse this fall and now the work of tending to them for the winter begins. We hope to fight the aphids better this year, and perhaps grow some tomatoes or peppers.






Tree Planting at Ste. Marie Park

A group of MSS Math students planted 240 trees on Friday, September 27th, 2013 at Ste. Marie Park on the Wye River. The trees are being added to an existing buffer zone beside the river. The trees were purchased with funds from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, by the Severn Sound Environmental Association. Further plantings occurred on Thursday and would be completed on Saturday by other community volunteers.

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