Sunflower Houses by Sharon Lovejoy

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Sharon Lovejoy
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Sunflower Houses - A Book for Children and their Grown-Ups!

Remember making clover chains, hollyhock dolls and firefly lanterns? Or hosting a faerie tea party? Remember checking the clock when the Four O’Clocks bloomed? These simple pleasures, and hundreds more, are gathered here in a magical book of inspiration from the garden.

Celebrate the lore of the garden and joys of interacting with nature. Filled with cozy recollections and garden poems, a plant abecedarium (an inscription of the letters of the alphabet) along with why every garden needs a swing, this unique collection insures that the memorable outdoor experiences of childhood will be passed on from one generation to the next. Sharon did all of the illustrations in watercolor, recalling her life in the garden.  

Find out what the secret qualities that make certain plants favorites of children, how to plan a garden that will entrance and engage a child of any age as well as how to create secret places in the garden for exploration.

Table of Contents

  • A Note From the Author
  • Introduction
  • Plants for Children
  • Planning Gardens
  • Secret Places
  • Flower Dolls
  • A Venerable Tree
  • Crowns, Chains and Leafy Hats
  • Celebrate Spring
  • Flower Stories
  • Nature’s Toyshop
  • Garden Games
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Puzzle Answers

From the soil to the seed to the food you eat - we'll help you grow your best garden!

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