Zoology & Botany

a picture of an orange and blue flower

Prepare a picture of/book about an orange flower and blue flower in advance,

Say: Look at these plants. (Show two pictures, one of an orange flower, and the second of a blue flower.) Say: These are flowers, and the flowers serve as the reproductive organs for the plant, providing them a means of exchanging genetic information.

Remember, to be classified as a plant, a living thing should have multiple cells, grow in soil, have leaves and roots, produce seeds, and produce its own food through photosynthesis.

(Show the orange Dahlia) Ask: ¨What color is this flower, sweetheart? ¨ ¨ It´s an orange flower, great! ¨ Say: This orange flower is called ¨Dahlia¨. Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. Dahlias belong to the Asteracea family along with daisies and sunflowers. (Point to the flower) Say: This orange flower has unique bloom forms and colorful bi-colored flowers. The outer ring on single petals is a deep orange red color, with an inner ring of tiny yellow petals that blend into the yellow center of the flower. This orange flower consists of numerous delicate petals that encircle a central yellow core known as the capitulum or floral head.

Dahlia flowers come in a wide range of bright colors, shapes and sizes. Ask: ¨Do you know, baby, why do people grow these orange flowers? ¨ Sure, sweetie, many people grow them for cut flower arrangements or to add color to a home garden or landscape. ¨Do you think these flower grow from roots? ¨ Certainly not!! They grow from bulb and require springtime planting to bloom during the summer. Dahlias grow best in full sunlight.

(Show the blue Iris) Ask: ¨ Is it an orange flower, baby? ¨ ¨No, it doesn´t have the same color of Dahlia; it is a blue flower! It´s a blue Iris!¨Say: Iris is a genus of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris. Bold and sassy or shy and reserved, irises greet us in springtime with spectacular, large, beautiful, eye-catching flowers. They exhibit a variety of colorful patterns and hues, from many shades of blue to violet, a pale delicate white to yellow. (Point to the petals) Ask: ¨Do you know how many petals does an Iris have? ¨ Listen, baby, these flowers have three showy sepals that gracefully curve down. They have a splash of white and yellow near the centre and blue veins that probably guide pollinating insects to the food within. There are three paler petals nearer the centre, which are stiffly upright.

The iris is the February birth flower and is cultivated all over the world. Irises are hardy herbaceous perennials. Ask: ¨Do Irises grow from bulbs? ¨ Yes!! These beautiful flowers come from a large genus of bulbous and rhizomatous perennials. This perennial herb can grow in water and on land. An iris can be grown from a creeping rhizomes or a bulb, they clump and multiply beautifully and create a tall vertical presence in the garden. Ask: Do you know, dear, where do Irises grow? ¨ Listen.. Some of them grow in deserts; some grow in swamps and some in the cold far north and others in temperate climates.

Finally, nature offers a simple solution to improving one's emotional health: flowers! Being in the presence of flowers triggers happy emotion and heightens feelings of life satistifaction. Flowers can also add beauty to a celebration, as well as help lift the spirit of a grieving friend or family members. We need to take care of Flowers and treat them with respect because they are living things just like us, people.

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