Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots shows you how to plant a pumpkinseed with a child and cultivate wonder.
This simple act of reconnecting children with nature is Sharon Lovejoy's purpose, joy and gift.
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.
- 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.
Table of Contents
TOP 20 PLANTS FOR KIDS
The Pizza Patch
Buckets, Boxes & Boots
Snacking & Sipping Garden
The Flowery Maze
A Garden of Giants
Mother Nature's Medicine Chest
Zuni Waffle Garden
How to Plan, Plant & Care for Your Garden
This book is so full of wonderful ideas and interesting tidbits to help keep any child intrigued for the entire summer.