Container Gardening for Kids

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Sterling Publishing Company, Apr 1, 1997 - Gardening - 80 pages
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"Talmage's amply illustrated book is chockablock with inexpensive, easy-to-assemble gardening projects that kids can do year-round, indoors or out....readers will be attracted by the numerous pictures of their peers having fun..."-- "Booklist

. ."..lively and inviting gardening book gives directions for 20 beginning projects....Great imagination is displayed...use old sneakers, toys, watermelon rinds, etc....Novelty does not obscure the basics of good gardening...the importance of good drainage and the best mixture of soil are discussed, as are how to get the best plants and supplies for your money....Unusual subjects are introduced...Each project is explained clearly...illustrated with helpful full-color photographs that show boys and girls of various ethnic backgrounds enjoying their work....An illustrated list of "Plants to Know and Grow" is included, as are notes on supplies....This fine book has such a variety of ideas that it could be attractive to readers with many different interests."-- "School Library Journal

. 80 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 8 1/2.

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A book about gardening for beginners, really, but made easy for kids. The book has many projects from growing mushrooms, herbs, flowers, and even how to make your own sun dial. The instructions for ... Read full review

About the author (1997)

Ellen Talmage is director of marketing for Talmage Farms in New York, which has been in her family for six generations. Ellen's self-started perennial plant nursery features more than 1,200 varieties of plants. She received her bachelor of science degree from Cornell University with an emphasis in floriculture and ornamental horticulture.

BRUCE CURTIS is Professor of Sociology at Carleton University.

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