Linnea's Windowsill Garden (Linnea Books)

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Linnea loves plants. She grows them all over her room - in pots, and crates, even in glass jars.
In this book, she takes you on a tour of her indoor garden. She tells you about her orange tree (and plantable pits and seeds, including melons, tomatoes, and grapes); she shows you how to take a cutting from a Busy Lizzie and how to trim an avocado plant.

And she teaches you what keeps plants satisfied: the art of watering properly (plants don't like standing with their feet in water) and fertilizing. And what to do when plants are attacked by whiteflies or other nasty bugs.

Linnea also makes garden-cress cheese (from homegrown cress, of course); discusses the pleasures and possible pitfalls of growing an amaryllis; and writes a plant newspaper, The Green Gazette.

Linnea's Windowsill Garden will informs and inspire anyone who wants to grow an indoor garden of their own.

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Language Notes:

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Swedish

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Grade 3-4 This is fun! Bjork offers a lively, chatty romp through indoor gardening with a grinning Linnea as guide, and a grandfatherly Mr. Bloom offering steady advice when needed. Activities with seeds, cuttings, bulbs, and pits range from the simple (planting lemon seeds in a peat pellet) to the complex (bringing an amaryllis bulb out of dormancy to bloom and back again). One of the best activities is mixing plaster of Paris with split pea seeds and observing which one will break out first (the winner swelled up and broke out in two hours). Possible problems and pests are discussed, and the recommended organic controls of the common insects likely to attack indoor plants are a good beginning for first-time gardeners. The drawings show exactly what the text says to do, plus they are charming. These activities are similar to the indoor plant activities found in Leutscher's Flowering Plants (Watts, 1984), but with more of them, plus recipes and trivia facts about gardening. Frances E. Millhouser, Arlington County Department of Libraries, Va.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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