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Pequot Lakes second-graders plant presents

Pequot Lakes second graders took a trip to Ennenga's Garden Center Thursday morning where they planted flower pots for Mother's Day. Photo by Travis Grimler1 / 4
In addition to planting flowers for Mother's Day, Pequot Lakes second graders like Brielle Jones also colored cards to go with their potted flowers. Photo by Travis Grimler2 / 4
Pequot Lakes second grader Marqus Garcia delicately plants tiny flowers in a pot that will be overflowing in time for Mother's Day. Photo by Travis Grimler3 / 4
Having done a job well done, second grader Corissa Kerger wipes her hands after planting a pot of three flowers. Photo by Travis Grimler4 / 4

For the second year, Ennenga's Garden Center in Jenkins and Eagle View Elementary School paired together to teach children about plants, and to make Mother's Day gifts.

Second-graders from Pequot Lakes visited Ennenga's on Thursday, April 9, to color personalized cards and plant small planters with three flowering plants that will be much bigger by Mother's Day, May 10.

In addition, the green thumb experience was part of a Minnesota state standard compatible lesson on growing plants, hence making the experience educational and fun.

Students were bused to the garden center in three groups during different times in the morning. Those groups were separated into three groups with one group coloring cards, one group planting plants and another group touring the greenhouse and learning about the growing process.

The plants they potted will stay at the greenhouse until May 10, at which time the tiny specimens will have grown to fill out the pots.