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What's growing in the greenhouse? Can you find the sunflower seeds?
Lift the flaps to peek under the flowers, smell the roses, or see what is growing behind the watering can. With bright illustrations and simple and accessible text, this is the perfect first introduction to flowers and plants.
Bloomsbury's Lift and Look board books are packed full of large cut-out flaps, specially designed for little hands. They also feature bright and beautiful illustrations and fun, engaging text, which children will adore. Available in a range of young children's favourite topics, including Bugs, Garden, School, Dinosaurs and Space.
Gardening is a great way for children to discover how plants grow - and where food comes from - by growing their own fruit and vegetables. An introduction for absolutely beginners, covering all the basics plus lots of hints, tips and ideas. No garden is required as there are lots of ways to grow plants in pots inside, on windowsills or balconies.
Following on from the very successful Woodland Animals and Creepy Crawlies sticker books, MY GARDEN STICKER ACITIVITY BOOK continues with a range of interactive activities, stickers and fun facts for children to dig through. Whether it is sticking slugs onto lettuces, colouring-in flowers or identifying the insides of fruits and vegetables, little ones will be entertained for hours. With fascinating facts on garden care, pesky pests, how we gardened in the past, and even mythical plants, this is the perfect book for green thumbs! At the end of the book, children can test their knowledge with a quiz. With over 40 different stickers to complete garden scenes, this entertaining activity sticker book is a great way to teach children about gardening. Suitable for children aged 3-6.
A delightful introduction to plant life and nature, as little ones get hands-on to grow their own sunflowers. Includes sunflower seeds, a sunflower height chart, and exciting flaps.
RHS I Can Grow a Sunflower is a friendly approach to plant science and a great gift for little gardeners. Sixteen bright board book pages reveal the life cycle of a sunflower, and the excitement of growing a plant from seed.
Little children follow the journey of a mystery seed, learning how to plant it, and what it needs to grow. Could it magically become the tallest of all the garden flowers? RHS I Can Grow a Sunflower includes facts about garden creatures, from the helpful ladybird to busy worms, and the visiting bees and butterflies who spread pollen.
Children will enjoy read-aloud text, easy-to-follow pictures that show the life cycle of a sunflower - underground, above ground, and through the year - and flaps that show plants growing and creatures hiding.
RHS I Can Grow a Sunflower includes a packet of sunflower seeds and a height chart that reinforces how tall a sunflower grows, making this the perfect book for getting young gardeners hands-on for the very first time.
Around the world there are lots of different types of gardens, from woodlands and rainforests to deserts and mountains. At Kew you can explore many of these amazing habitats, all in one place. Packed full of fascinating facts about flowers, plants, trees and more, and lots of activities, this is the perfect book to start your Kew adventure.
Trek through the rainforest in the Palm House and spot coconuts, bananas and cacao pods. See the world in bird's eye view as you climb the Treetop Walkway. Let the bluebells brush your ankles on the Woodland Walk.
You'll learn more about the plants, flowers and wildlife that live at Kew, and which ones you might spot at home. Find out why the elements are important, why bees are superheroes and how birds prepare for hibernation.
With tips on how to grow plants, make a bird feeder, create art from nature, and so much more, this book allows you to take home the Kew experience.
This wonderfully insightful and brilliantly illustrated book on gardens and gardeners will provide hours of absorbing fun while introducing young readers to the joys of planning, planting, and harvesting. In vibrant watercolors Vincent Grave shows us how there's something happening every month in the Big Garden. Renowned landscape designer Gilles Clement's lyrical text gently teaches young readers not only what's involved in planning a garden, but how plants, insects, and humans interact all year long to make the garden thrive. Along the way, we witness a forest of mushrooms, the miracle of eggs, and the incredible universe found in a single flower. In every picture, tiny gardeners busy themselves among the leaves, seeds, and earth. Fascinating, heartfelt, and elegantly produced, this book celebrates the deep connection between humans and nature.
Marietta and Ernie O'Byrne's garden - situated on one and a half acres in Eugene, Oregon - is filled with an incredible array of plants from around the world. By consciously leveraging the garden's many microclimates, they have created a stunning patchwork of exuberant plants that is widely considered one of America's most outstanding private gardens. In A Tapestry Garden, the O'Byrne's share their deep knowledge of plants and essential garden advice with gardeners everywhere. Readers will discover the humble roots of the garden, explore the numerous habitats and the plants that make them shine, and find inspiration in photography that captures the garden's astonishing beauty. There is something here for every type of gardener: a shade garden, perennial borders, a chaparral garden, a kitchen garden, and more. Profiles of the O'Byrne's favourite plants - including hellebores, trilliums, arisaemas, and alpine plants - include comprehensive growing information and tips on pruning and care. A Tapestry Garden captures the spirit of a very special place. Equal parts inspirational and practical, it will help gardeners weave their own incredible garden.
An accessible, informative first reference book that helps young children learn about trees, plants and funghi - what each of these things is, how to tell them apart, what each needs to survive and thrive, and their life cycles, including information about how they reproduce.
This title is in the same series as 'Gardening for Beginners', but it's exclusively about growing edible plants, from fruit and vegetables to mustard and cress, sprouting beans and edible flowers. As with the previous book, everything is grown in containers and many of the projects can be grown on a windowsill or small balcony, so you don't need a garden.
There are a whole host of animals, trees, bugs, birds and flowers to colour in this simple yet stylish activity book. The big areas are already coloured in, allowing little children to focus on the fun parts - the foxes, ladybirds, squirrels, bumble bees and beautiful blooms, among other things. Two pages of stickers encourage further customisation and creativity.
Children love to get their hands dirty, and whether they enjoy cooking up a storm in the kitchen or digging in the garden, this book is packed with exciting projects that will keep them entertained all year round. The recipes range from a simple Chunky Vegetable Salad to more advanced offerings, such as tasty Lamb and Potato Pies. The gardening activities range from making compost and harvesting seeds to growing blueberries and decorating pots and planters, as well as projects to entice helpful insects and animals into the garden. With lively pictures, simple instructions and loads of great ideas, this book will provide hours of entertainment for the entire family.
Who are the pollinators? Did we know that creepy crawlies are actually our hardworking friends and predators help to keep the balance of nature? In Bees, Bugs & Butterflies: A Family Guide, Ben Raskin shares his expert knowledge on the power of pollination through a buzzing collection of exciting facts and activities. Learn alongside your kids about why pollination is so essential to the natural world through predator menus (who knew nematode nougat came in slug and vine weevil flavours!) a flower and insect matchmaking wheel, and Pollinator Pursuit (a fresh take on a traditional game). Find out who's living at the bottom of your garden, about the amazing tricks plants play on insects and how to call nature's very own SOS team in to give our nectar-sipping buddies (and us) a helping hand.
Vegetables come in many shapes, colors, and forms. Using her signature combination of a clear and informative text with plenty of illustration diagrams, and cross sections, Gibbons provides a wealth of information about produce. Glossy red peppers; lush, leafy greens; plump, orange pumpkins; and delectable little peas: vegetables come in many shapes, colors, and forms. Using her signature combination of a clear and informative text with plenty of illustrations, diagrams, and cross sections, this book provides a wealth of information about roduce.
This title is part of a brand new series, edited by Jennie Lindon, which takes a fresh approach to planning by ensuring that childrens interests are at the heart of all plans. Planning for the Early Years: Gardening and Growing is packed with adaptable ideas that can be extended for older children, or more focussed for the under threes. It focuses on the prime areas of learning, especially the development of early language, defined in the 2011 Tickell review of the EYFS as the foundations for all learning. This title will allow you to: plan for childrens individual stages of development through the use of adaptable and inclusive plans, and plans specifically for the 0-3s, engage and motivate children to learn by planning around their interests and include children with English as an Additional Language and Special Educational Needs through plans that take into consideration a variety of abilities.
With a combination of unusual foods and a kaleidescope of colours, this concept book shows that not all foods have to look the same way. A banana can be red, broccoli can be purple, and cherries can be yellow and still taste just as delicious. This tasty book of edible colours is now available as a board book for the youngest of eaters!
A Square Foot Garden is more than just a perfect place to grow vegetablesit is an ideal environment for sharing and learning with kids of all ages. This book teaches you how.For two generations, Mel Bartholomews top-selling Square Foot Gardening books have made his revolutionary system for growing vegetables available to millions of people. In Square Foot Gardening with Kids, Mel reveals all of the tips, tricks, and fun projects he has used over the decades in one of his most cherished pursuits teaching youngsters to build and grow their own kid-sized SFGs. Because of its simple principles and fast payoff, Square
"Garden" encourages children to investigate a garden whatever the weather--from planting seeds in spring to feeding birds in winter. Children are introduced to gardening tools and techniques, and to the creatures found near ponds, grass, flowers, and soil. They are also encouraged to use the garden as a place to play and to enjoy time with family and friends.
Getting your hands dirty and growing your own fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers in the garden is great fun. From flowering wellies, crazy gourds and bird baths to wind chimes, butterfly pots and grass-head men, there is a huge range of exciting projects that you can do in and out of the garden, whatever the weather. The book includes basic gardening know-how, fruit and vegetables, craft projects, wildlife gardening and indoor gardening, plus a list of good plants to try. Clear instructions and fun photographs make following the projects easy, while tips and growing ideas provide inspiration and encourage experimentation.
Alfie gets out and about in the garden with Dad, in this glorious book about growing, playing and sharing. Seeds are planted; the carrots are going to be a gift for a special friend of Alfie's. But there are suprises in store...Shirley Hughes is the creator of the bestselling, best-loved, Dogger.
This beautiful kitchen-garden cookbook, produced in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, contains step-by-step guides to show how easy it is to grow peas, beans, potatoes, carrots and more in your garden, in patio containers or in window boxes or on an allotment. Then transform your home-grown produce into delicious meals and desserts by following easy, step-by-step recipes. By having fun growing different plants, children won't be able to wait to try their tasty produce, encouraging great, healthy eating habits.Learn all about how plants grow, from seeds to seedlings, watering and weeding, to harvesting and composting. Information on minibeasts and garden creatures show how nature works together to help plants grow.Includes advice on cooking tools and utensils and healthy and balanced diets.For inspiration in the garden and the kitchen ... a how-to guide to growing and eating your own fruit and vegetables - Daily ExpressColourful and beautifully illustrated, it is a great aid for fostering a love and understanding of fresh produce and an awareness of a healthy diet - The LadyIf your small child is even vaguely interested in helping you in the garden, or on the allotment, then I'd urge you to get him/her this great book... - Judy Bown, Dig my Veg
Growing your own fruit and vegetables is surprisingly easy whatever the size of your garden or allotment. You don't need to be entirely self-sufficient but there's nothing more satisfying than being able to harvest your own tomatoes, snip a few leaves from a salad bed or make strawberry jam from home-grown strawberries. And by planting some easy-to-grow flowering plants it's perfectly possible to have freshly picked cut flowers to decorate your table. Accompanying the BBC Two series, The Big Allotment Challenge: The Patch celebrates our burgeoning interest in knowing where our food comes from and is a practical guide to making your garden a haven of productivity. With essential know-how on everything from soil and compost to pruning and pests, the book is aimed at novice gardens. There's an A-Z section on easy-to-grow vegetables, fruit, herbs and cut flowers; foolproof recipes for transforming your produce into delicious jams, jellies, chutneys and cordials; and stunningly simple flower arrangements.
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