Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots

Gardening Together With Children

Book - 1999
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Plant a pumpkinseed with a child, and cultivate wonder. This simple act of reconnecting with children with nature is Sharon Lovejoy's purpose and joy and gift. Author of Sunflower Houses: Garden Discoveries for Children of All Ages and Hollyhock Days: Garden Adventures for the Young at Heart, Sharon Lovejoy is a nationally known garden writer whose books, television specials, and projects at her learning landscape in California have introduced thousands of children to the pleasures of gardening.

In her newest book, Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots, she presents 12 spirited, easy-to-implement ideas for theme gardens that parents and kids can grow together. Illustrated throughout by the author's own lyrical watercolors, each garden includes a plan, the planting recipe -- seeds, seedlings, and growing instructions spelled out step-by-step -- and activities. There's the Pizza Patch , a giant-size wheel garden planted in "slices" of tomatoes, zucchini, oregano, and basil. A Flowery Maze to get lost in. A Moon Garden of night-blooming flowers, including a moonflower tent. And Mother Nature's Medicine Chest.

Discovery Walks teach kids how the gardens work, and a chapter on gardening basics includes a child-friendly 10-Minute Plan for planting and maintenance, plus a list of the top 20 plants guaranteed to make gardeners out of kids.

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots features 12 spirited, easy-to-implement ideas for theme gardens that parents and kids can grow together.


Baker & Taylor
A guide to gardening for the entire family offers advice on how to plant a pumpkin seed, create theme gardens, and plant a "pizza patch" complete with tomatoes, zucchini, oregano, and basil

Baker
& Taylor

A unique guide to gardening for the entire family offers fun, action-packed advice on how to plant a pumpkin seed, create theme gardens, and plant a "pizza patch" complete with tomatoes, zucchini, oregano, and basil. Original.

Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., c1999
Description: xvi, 159 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780761110569
0761110569
9780761117650
0761117652
Branch Call Number: j635 Lov

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Jun 25, 2013

Beautifully illustrated. Most of the projects require 10'x10' of space or adaption to a smaller space. The author provides a detailed list of 20 plants recommended for a children's garden; that list alone makes this book worth reading.

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