Donald, I also love Monet, and love Linnea's garden for my 2nd graders.
Thanks for the new ideas!
I have a water garden at home, and plan to add one off of my art room for
further creative inspiration and a living classroom for the entire school. I
did this at my middle school with a Japanese garden, and I'm just now gearing
up for another full scale project- it takes A LOT of work, but it's worth it!