Getting your hands dirty and growing your own fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers in the garden is great fun. From flowering wellies, grotesque gourds and bird baths to wind chimes, butterfly borders and potato hedgehogs, there is a huge range of exciting projects that you can do in and out of the garden, whatever the weather. This exciting new book contains 120 easy-to-follow step-by-step projects suitable for every child from 5 to 12. An informative introduction covers all the basics, from safety, equipment and commonly used terms to how plants grow, general care and sustainable gardening. Eight fantastic hands-on project chapters then follow, covering everyday techniques, edible treats, flower power, craft projects, wildlife gardening and indoor gardening. Clear instructions and more than 1100 stunning colour photographs make following the projects easy, while expert tips and growing ideas provide inspiration and encourage experimentation. Invaluable 'you will need' lists, growing times and a star rating guide provide at-a-glance information to help you choose a suitable project, whether you want a small-scale indoor project for a rainy day or to get stuck in and grow your own flower rainbow, mini wildlife pond or a living wigloo. Beautifully illustrated and bursting with expert advice, clear instructions and loads of fabulous fun ideas, this book is an ideal guide for all children, from budding beginners to green-fingered growers. Winner of the 2010 Garden Media Guild Award for Practical Book of the Year "Simply wonderful! Well conceived, pitched in a way that will engage both parents and children; laid out in a fun and eye-catching way, but also packed with facts. A logically ordered start provides a good lead into the following sections, that consists of a range of projects, ranked in order of their difficulty, when to do them as well as the time needed; helping the reader plan ahead. This is a book that clearly relates how to have fun while achieving simple projects within the garden." The Garden Media Guild 2010 Award Judges Everything you need to know to garden your way to green-fingered glory, from growing flowering wellies and crazy gourds to butterfly borders and potato hedgehogs Includes more than 120 fabulous projects, from edible treats and flower power to craft projects, wildlife gardening and indoor gardening, as well as a directory of popular plants Make a wormery, grow square veg!, make a monster pumpkin pet, grow a flower rainbow and dogwood stars, go bananas and grow a grasshead man Includes an informative introduction covering all the basics, from safety, equipment, essential techniques and a guide to commonly used gardening terms to learning all about how plants grow Every project features an at-a-glance 'you will need' list, growing times and a star rating guide to show you how easy or hard it is Each idea is easy to follow with step-by-step instructions and there are over 1100 fantastic colour photographs showing you what to do
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Jenny Hendy is first and foremost a garden lover with a passion for enthusing others. She is the author of many gardening books on a wide range of subjects from topiary to container gardening and garden construction, though planning and design have always been her specialty. Jenny's fascination for plants and wildlife brought her into contact with gardening at a very early age. Eventually this interest led to her gaining an Honours degree in Classical Botany. She worked as a researcher and writer for one of Britain's leading gardening magazines and since turning freelance has established a career as an internationally published author, lecturer and radio broadcaster. In addition to writing and presenting, Jenny runs a thriving garden design consultancy. She also works with nursery and primary school children helping to run workshops and after-school clubs with practical and creative gardening and nature projects. Her other titles include A Practical Guide to Topiary (Aquamarine); The Complete Practical Guide to Patio, Terrace, Backyard & Courtyard Gardening, and Garden Wisdom (both Lorenz Books); and Creative Ideas for Garden Decoration, Creative Ideas for Garden Structure, Creative Ideas for Lawns, Patios, Decks & Paths, and Creative Ideas for Walls, Fences, Hedges and Boundaries (all Southwater).