Saturday, May 17, 2008

High School Plant Sale

My daughter's high school, Nova, had a festival and plant sale yesterday. The school includes organic gardening for biology credit - just one of the wonderful and unusual things offered by this very alternative public school. Fire spinning and fancy hoolahoop tricks are also part of the phys ed program. (I have blurred out the kids because I am cautious about putting their faces on the internet.) One of these pics shows the hurdy gurdy players who entertained us while we shopped for plants.

I was shown around the school garden or "farm" by a couple of knowledgeable kids. We couldn't identify these two plants though. Some kind of acanthus type thing and some kind of pea type thing. Any ideas anyone?


  1. I think the first one is a Cardoon, and the second a Broad Bean of some description. I suspect if you do a search using those phrases you'll find exactly which.

    Hope that helps,


  2. I was at a garden centre yesterday and I saw a Cardoon. You are right, Zoe. I will look up the Broad Bean. Thanks.