Tiger Tots greenhouse tour on a very hot day

Kate Chaumont (my new greenhouse employee extraordinaire) conducted a tour in the Tucker greenhouse today for two groups of students from Tiger Tots Child Development/Early Learning Center.  Since it was going to be a scorcher of a day today, Kate made homemade fans for the students out of paper ‘leaves’, she gave them all their own little succulent plants from her home stash, she placed chocolate bars on the cacao tree, a bottle of vanilla near the vanilla orchid, plastic dinosaurs near the cycads and ferns, and plastic frogs and turtles throughout the greenhouses.  She even brought in her gecko from home named Bootstrap.  She let all the students pet him.  This was a greenhouse tour the students will never ever forget.