101 Kid-Friendly Plants
101 Kid-Friendly Plants

101 Kid-Friendly Plants

Fun Plants and Family Garden Projects

JUVENILE NONFICTION

160 Pages, 6 3/4 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: April 2008

ISBN 9781883052546

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Apr 2008)
Ball Publishing

Price: $19.95
 
 

Overview

Families looking to enrich their green thumbs while beautifying their homes will enjoy this comprehensive guide to indoor and outdoor gardening using nontoxic flowers, vegetables, trees, and houseplants. Sorted by type—plants from seed, bulbs, annuals, perennials, fruiting trees, and sensory plants—each plant is thoroughly explained and easy to identify using color photographs. Details such as the flora’s preferred habit and why a particular plant is good for kids are included along with suggestions for use in the garden. Seventeen gardening projects illustrate a variety of creative and fun ways for children and parents to plant together, including butterfly gardens, herb pots, hanging baskets, rock gardens, and cutting gardens.

Reviews

"The author brings both enthusiasm and expertise to this book . . . A fine horticultural treat."  —School Library Journal, on Kids' Container Gardening

"The gardening projects and the crafts . . . have inherent kid appeal, and many are perfect for urban kids without outdoor green space of their own."  —Booklist, on Kids' Container Gardening

Author Biography

Cindy Krezel is the director of development for the Planting Fields Foundation and the author of Kids' Container Gardening. She is also the former children's program coordinator for Martin Viette Nurseries, where she ran the Good Earth Kids Club, and a freelance journalist whose articles have appeared in publications such as Long Island Gardening, The New York Times, and Newsday. She lives in Brentwood, New York.