Roots, shoots, buckets & boots: gardening together with children

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Workman Pub., Apr 3, 1999 - Gardening - 159 pages
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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.

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Review: Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children

User Review  - Joann - Goodreads

A great book to have on hand if you love to garden and have children. I have owned this book for several years now and it is always fun to pull it down from the shelf and see what we can implement in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Miriam Snyder - Goodreads

Thought this was a great book full of ideas to engage kids in gardening and make it fun. I think my favorite was the outside "room" made by growing sunflowers in a square. A book I plan to add to our library, having borrowed this copy from the library. Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Sharon Lovejoy, an author, illustrator, lecturer, and teacher, is the children's garden adviser to the American Horticultural Society, and has been a guest on "Today at NBC", "PBS's Victory Garden", and the Discovery Channel. She speaks at conferences and gardening organizations around the country. She has four grandchildren, and divides her time between San Luis Obispo, California, and South Bristol, Maine.

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