Sunday, November 18, 2012

Young Gardener

If you are like me and don't have a green thumb but want to teach your child about plants and flowers and gardening, Young Gardener by Stefan & Beverley Buczacki can help you.

Broken down by seasons, you are given an explanation of what is going on in the garden, what the plants are doing and what you can do to prepare, plant, maintain or clean-up. Not only is it broken into seasons, but each season is divided into "early", "mid" and "late".

For example, in late summer, you can take some cuttings and start a "new" young plant. You are given an illustrated step-by-step guide on how to do this.

In late autumn, you can dig the soil in the gardens after they have been trampled down in the previous months. Then you can add some compost.

Each section also contains a "Make It" how-to. Some of those projects are making a bird table, pressing flower pictures and potpourri, and making a bird seed garland.

I think I am partial to this book because I am a "to-do list" type of person. I like the organized and systematic approach and think it takes away some of the intimidation of gardening as a beginner.

1 comment:

Jeff Kahl said...

This is a very well-written post, Cherith. You must have an incredible editor to help you! :)