This book shows the reader how to grow their own butterfly farm through planting a selection of wild flowers.
Children's Literature - Veronica BartlesPart of the "Grow it Yourself!" series, this book gives children detailed instructions to grow a flower garden designed to attract beautiful butterflies. Malam gives a brief overview about butterflies, explaining their important role in the pollination of flowers, and explains the ideal conditions for growing a butterfly farm. Each book in the series focuses on one type of plant, to show young readers not only how to grow it properly, but how to use the plant after it's grown. This volume differs from the others in the series because it doesn't include instructions for making something out of the plants when they're grown. Instead, Malam gives tips for learning about and identifying the butterflies this garden will attract. In beautifully illustrated, simple terms, Malam walks beginning gardeners through the process of growing a garden. From determining where and when to plant, picking out the proper variety for your growing conditions, and sowing the seeds to caring for the young plants as they grow to maturity, children can follow the easy instructions to grow a garden that will attract many beautiful butterflies. Malam gives tricks and hints for protecting the small wildflower seeds from cats and birds, to ensure that the garden will grow to attract many varieties of butterflies. Stunning full-color photographs complement the instructions contained in the book, allowing children of all reading levels to learn how to grow a successful garden. A glossary, index and list of resources for further research make this book the perfect resource for anyone who wants to learn to garden or who has ever worried that they might not have a green thumb. Reviewer: Veronica Bartles
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