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Publisher Comments:

A magical book of adventures and appreciations written and illustrated by the author of Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots this award-winning title was published by a small press in Colorado in 1991. The reviews say it all: A fetching primer on gardening for children. . . . Irresistible (The Smithsonian). What child, or indeed adult, would not be delighted? Lovejoy's recollections are wonderful, as are the illustrations (Victoria).

Celebrating the lore of the garden and the joy of interacting with nature, Sunflower Houses is a unique garden lover's miscellany, a collection of memories, poems, activities, garden plans, crafts, botanical riddles, stories, games, and planting projects. There are inspirations for a Floral Clock Garden, A Child's Own Rainbow, Faerie Tea Parties, and, of course, the Sunflower House. Plus, from garden lovers, stories of favorite flowers. Throughout are the artist's warm and appealing watercolors of a life in gardening remembered.

Synopsis:

A magical introduction to gardening for children, "Sunflower Houses" celebrates the lore of a garden, the joy of interacting with nature, and the memories of childhood gardens through story-like narrative and charming illustrations. Full color.

Synopsis:

A fetching primer on gardening for children, chockablock with botanical lore. Green-thumbed adults will also find this an irresistible excursion into old-fashioned garden history. (The Smithsonian)

Sunflower Houses lit up my life and, indeed, may go on doing so for years to come. Enchanting! (American Library Book Review)

Celebrate the lore of the garden and the joys of interacting with nature. Filled with cozy recollections and garden poems, a plant abecedarium and the charm of pansies, how to grow a zucchini fish in a bottle and why every garden needs a swing, this unique miscellany insures that the memorable outdoor experiences of childhood will be passed on from one generation to the next. Illustrating the book throughout are the author's warm and appealing watercolors of a life in gardening remembered.

Synopsis:

Remember making clover chains, hollyhock dolls, and firefly lanterns? Or hosting a faerie tea party? Remember checking the clock when the Four O'Clocks bloomed? These simple pleasures, and hundreds more, are gathered here in a magical book of inspiration from the garden.

WHAT CHILD, OR ADULT, WOULD NOT BE DELIGHTED? LOVEJOY'S RECOLLECTIONS ARE WONDERFUL, AS ARE THE ILLUSTRATIONS! (VICTORIA MAGAZINE)

About the Author

Sharon Lovejoy is an award-winning garden writer and naturalist. She is also a contributing editor to Country Living Gardener magazine, a frequent guest on HGTV, PBS, and the Discovery Channel, and a lecturer at conferences, botanic gardens, arboreta, and gardening organizations. She lives in northern California and Maine.

Table of Contents

A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR (6)

INTRODUCTION (8)

PLANTS FOR CHILDREN (12)

PLANNING GARDENS (28)

SECRET PLACES (60)

FLOWER DOLLS (72)

A VENERABLE TREE (80)

CROWNS, CHAINS, AND LEAFY HATS (86)

CELEBRATE SPRING (94)

FLOWER STORIES (98)

NATURE'S TOYSHOP (112)

GARDEN GAMES (132)

EPILOGUE (136)

BIBLIOGRAPHY (138)

GLOSSARY OF PLANT NAMES (140)

PUZZLE ANSWERS (144)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761123866
Author:
Lovejoy, Sharon
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Location:
New York
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Nature craft
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Gardening
Subject:
Children's gardens
Subject:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Crafts and Hobbies
Subject:
Children s-Gardening
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Juvenile Nonfiction-Science & Nature - Flowers & Plants
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
1952
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full color throughout
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.13 x 8.56 x 0.56 in 1 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 144 pages Workman Publishing - English 9780761123866 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A magical introduction to gardening for children, "Sunflower Houses" celebrates the lore of a garden, the joy of interacting with nature, and the memories of childhood gardens through story-like narrative and charming illustrations. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
A fetching primer on gardening for children, chockablock with botanical lore. Green-thumbed adults will also find this an irresistible excursion into old-fashioned garden history. (The Smithsonian)

Sunflower Houses lit up my life and, indeed, may go on doing so for years to come. Enchanting! (American Library Book Review)

Celebrate the lore of the garden and the joys of interacting with nature. Filled with cozy recollections and garden poems, a plant abecedarium and the charm of pansies, how to grow a zucchini fish in a bottle and why every garden needs a swing, this unique miscellany insures that the memorable outdoor experiences of childhood will be passed on from one generation to the next. Illustrating the book throughout are the author's warm and appealing watercolors of a life in gardening remembered.

"Synopsis" by , Remember making clover chains, hollyhock dolls, and firefly lanterns? Or hosting a faerie tea party? Remember checking the clock when the Four O'Clocks bloomed? These simple pleasures, and hundreds more, are gathered here in a magical book of inspiration from the garden.

WHAT CHILD, OR ADULT, WOULD NOT BE DELIGHTED? LOVEJOY'S RECOLLECTIONS ARE WONDERFUL, AS ARE THE ILLUSTRATIONS! (VICTORIA MAGAZINE)

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