Twenty-one indoor and outdoor gardening projects for kids ages seven and up, most of them in unusual, recycled containers. Sidebars contain scientific information relating to plants, plant growth, soil composition, and more.
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Imaginative gardens kids can create year-round- anywhere you live! Plant a garden in an old sneaker? Make a flower bed shaped like a spaceship? This clever and inventive book provides a grand bouquet of exciting ways to learn about plants and how they grow. Using imaginative designs, castoff containers from around the house, and clear, simple directions, this book helps kids discover the wonders - and the science - of plants. the gardens illustrated here are so easy to make, and so wacky, kids won't notice how much they're learning while having fun. The basics of biology, chemistry, and botany are engagingly conveyed, as kids observe plant life cycles, recycle, make compost, watch the work of earthworms while they landscape, sprout seeds and bulbs, and care for insect-eating plants. From these hands-on projects, children gain a lifelong gift - the ability to nurture their own indoor or outdoor gardens bursting with colorful flowers and vegetables and fruit you can actually eat. In this beautifully illustrated book, you'll find: Plant mysteries for kids to solve; Pro Gardener challenges; How to make nifty plant containers from castoff household items; How to design a variety of gardens for indoors and out, including shaped gardens, container gardens, garden of color, and mini-gardens that also make spendid gifts. Get the kids in your life Plant a Garden in Your Sneaker, and watch them blossom!
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 70092281