Garland Day.

May the 13th was traditionally Garland Day but the custom has slowly dwindled away over the last 50 or 60 years.

A garland is a display of flowers that are woven together so that they can be carried to be set down at a special place. You might think of the circles of poppies at the War Memorials as garlands but the May Garlands were to celebrate the beauty of new growth and life.

What flowers can you see in your garden and how many of them do you know the names for? I would guess that you know roses and tulips and the like but what about delphiniums and grape hyacinths can you identify them?

Add this as a task to your nature logs and see what you can find.

If you are a keen artist have a look at yesterday’s Class 3 blog and the useful drawing tutorials there.

I’d like to see much more of your work. Keep safe.

Mr Hopegood