101 Kid-Friendly Plants: Fun Plants and Family Garden Projects

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Families looking to enrich their green thumbs while beautifying their homes will enjoy this comprehensive guide to indoor and outdoor gardening using nontoxic flowers, vegetables, trees, and houseplants. Sorted by type—plants from seed, bulbs, annuals, perennials, fruiting trees, and sensory plants—each plant is thoroughly explained and easy to identify using color photographs. Details such as the flora’s preferred habit and why a particular plant is good for kids are included along with suggestions for use in ...

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Overview

Families looking to enrich their green thumbs while beautifying their homes will enjoy this comprehensive guide to indoor and outdoor gardening using nontoxic flowers, vegetables, trees, and houseplants. Sorted by type—plants from seed, bulbs, annuals, perennials, fruiting trees, and sensory plants—each plant is thoroughly explained and easy to identify using color photographs. Details such as the flora’s preferred habit and why a particular plant is good for kids are included along with suggestions for use in the garden. Seventeen gardening projects illustrate a variety of creative and fun ways for children and parents to plant together, including butterfly gardens, herb pots, hanging baskets, rock gardens, and cutting gardens.

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"The author brings both enthusiasm and expertise to this book . . . A fine horticultural treat."  —School Library Journal, on Kids' Container Gardening

"The gardening projects and the crafts . . . have inherent kid appeal, and many are perfect for urban kids without outdoor green space of their own."  —Booklist, on Kids' Container Gardening

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883052546
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 959,456
  • Age range: 6 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Cindy Krezel is the director of development for the Planting Fields Foundation and the author of Kids' Container Gardening. She is also the former children's program coordinator for Martin Viette Nurseries, where she ran the Good Earth Kids Club, and a freelance journalist whose articles have appeared in publications such as Long Island GardeningThe New York Times, and Newsday. She lives in Brentwood, New York.

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