Kid's Container Gardening: Year-Round Projects for Inside and Out

Kid's Container Gardening: Year-Round Projects for Inside and Out

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by Cindy Krezel
     
 

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Enthusiastic young gardeners have the opportunity to develop a green thumb and experience the joys of gardening in this how-to guide for kids. With 18 time-tested, proven projects gleaned from the author's experience as director of "The Good Earth Kids' Club," kids learn how to create a year-round assortment of container gardens that are simple to make, are fun to

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Enthusiastic young gardeners have the opportunity to develop a green thumb and experience the joys of gardening in this how-to guide for kids. With 18 time-tested, proven projects gleaned from the author's experience as director of "The Good Earth Kids' Club," kids learn how to create a year-round assortment of container gardens that are simple to make, are fun to work on, and in many instances make great gifts. Organized by season, the container gardens run the gamut from "Great Big Garden Bowls for Mom" and "Father's Day Fountains" to sand art terrariums and special occasion holiday containers. In addition to providing the basics on plants and gardening, this helpful guide also includes a glossary of terms, a listing of plants used in the book, a list of resources, and numerous photographs to show kids that they're proceeding on the right path as they create their individual containers.

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Star Tribune
"Fun and easy to read."
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-8-What plants need, how to handle them, and zoning and climate are all covered in this attractive book. Projects include seeding and starting greenhouses, garden bowls, a vegetable hanging basket, a Father's Day fountain, butterfly gardens, salad bowls, amaryllis pots, Halloween hats, succulent gardens, and more. Brief background information is provided for some projects, such as what specific plants attract butterflies, the color wheel, and annuals for planters. "Cool Facts," such as why marigolds are planted with basil and tomatoes and information on worms and the Venus flytrap, are included. Each project lists materials needed and gives step-by-step directions accompanied by a few photos. Adult help will be needed in some cases, and the use of safety gloves and goggles is mentioned where appropriate. Recommended supplies are easily obtainable from garden centers and through online purchasing. The author brings both enthusiasm and expertise to this book. The few typos found shouldn't cause too much confusion. There is no index. Color photos of child models, varied typeface, and creative kid-friendly pages all add up to a fine horticultural treat that will thrive in most collections.-Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883052430
Publisher:
Ball Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.33(d)
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Cindy Krezel has written articles appearing in Long Island Gardening, Newsday, and The New York Times, and organizes gardening programs for children. She lives in Brentwood, New York. Bruce Curtis is a professional photographer whose work has appeared in numerous books and calendars. He lives in Albertson, New York.

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