The Kid Gardener's Planting Book : For Parents
Your child wants to grow a garden. You have the location picked out and have brought home prepackaged potting soil for a container, or dug organic soil into a planting bed outside - but what comes next? Now it's time to pick plants easy enough for your child to grow without the disappointment that comes with choosing beautiful, but delicate plants... and then seeing them wither away instead of prospering. First-time gardeners may show no rhyme or reason in picking their plants, and there is no reason to expect more from kids. The array of plants on the market is overwhelming even for the most seasoned gardener. Before you help your kids choose, think about the kind of garden you want - is it a sensory garden for a child with challenges, an exotic Halloween garden, or even a butterfly garden or a terrarium? Choose your child's tools wisely, pick the plants that fit his or her needs, and start gardening. With every posy or three-sisters grouping, you may be planting the seeds of a life-long love of plants in your child.
- Paperback | 166 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 9.91mm | 272.15g
- 13 Mar 2015
- United States
- colour illustrations
About Chris Eirschele
Chris Eirschele obtained a horticultural education from Milwaukee Area Technical College, and was a Master Gardener while living in Wisconsin. Her muse finds inspiration from 30+ years growing plants, creating gardens in her Midwest backyards, and now in Arizona - and traveling through public and private gardens. Chris began gardening more than 30 years ago with metal coffee cans for pots and coleus the only plant she grew. Now she writes about gardening: the how-to, make-believe and true-life stories. Chris Eirschele is a freelance garden writer with her work published in a variety of print and electronic media. Chris lived her growing up years with parents who thrived on gardening and whose stories were recently published in an ebook titled, Garden Truths From My Family's Stories. Chris has been a member of the Garden Writers Association since 2006.