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Planting our Spruce Tree

Today, it is March 9th, and it is gorgeous sunny outside, in mid 80°F. It appears that spring frost is no longer a danger, and it is time to plant our Spruce Tree, which children received last Christmas at Santa's Workshop at the Nature's Nursery. The tree was given as a gift, and in exchange, children were asked to commit to planting the Spruce Tree in their yards next spring as a lesson in sustainability and the importance of giving back to the Earth. Here are the instructions: 

 After the last spring frost, plant your tree in an area with full sun exposure. Dig a planting hole measuring twice the width of the nursery container and 2 inches deeper. Remove the tree from the container and gently loosen the soil around the roots. Position the tree in the center of the hole. Carefully fill the hole with planting mix and compost, being sure that the top of the tree’s soil ball is just slightly higher that the soil line. Water your tree regularly throughout the first year.

 By planting this tree,

you are helping give back to nature and restore the environment!

Well, we are ready to give back!


“It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was” (Maria Montessori).

If we can instill in children the love for nature, the sense of oneness with all living, and the respect for the scarcity of natural resources, we are building a better world. And we hope that our children will carry these premises with them throughout their life, and in turn relay them to their children …  “The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul” (Maria Montessori). And that is exactly what we are hoping for! By having our children be with nature, we had laid a foundation for a better world already since 

"The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind” (Maria Montessori).



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  • Reply Irina Korotcenkova March 31, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Regarding NATURE – three flowers which you can see in your yard (planted by the old hosts)are hyacinths. They are so beautiful and soon you will see the flowers.
    All bulbs of tulips and others you planted will give you a flowers! Just wait!
    Great pictures! Thank you!

  • Reply Anya March 31, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Thank you for your note – we are so looking forward to our first blooms. By the way, the flowers we had planted late February are starting to sprout!!!! So excited! Even the deep planted Dahlia!


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