The front cover of this new book by Molly Dannenmaier, a child’s garden; 60 Ideas to make any garden come alive for children grabbed my attention and prompted me to visit Timber Press to learn more. Once there, I saw there was an excerpt from the book. Here is a snippet:
On evenings and weekends my brothers and sister and I would play outside while our father tended his roses, lilies, strawberry patches, blackberry bushes, fruit trees, and rows of corn, okra, tomatoes, peppers, green beans, carrots, and pumpkins. His diligent presence instilled in each of us a love of gardening. But beyond that, the long hours we whiled away outdoors as he carried out his methodical work offered us the opportunity to explore our wilder natures, to test more primal urges, to be truer to ourselves as children than we were allowed to be indoors.
Visit here to learn more about the book.
If you are a gardener, you might also want to explore the Portland, Oregon based Timber Press publisher’s website that offers a variety of gardening and horticulture books.