Great Gardens for Kids

Great Gardens for Kids Matthews celebrates the antithesis of the look but don t touch no kids allowed landscapes She carefully walks even the most tool challenged adult through than dynamic projects depicted in eye pop

  • Title: Great Gardens for Kids
  • Author: Clare Matthews
  • ISBN: 9780600612049
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback
  • Matthews celebrates the antithesis of the look but don t touch, no kids allowed landscapes She carefully walks even the most tool challenged adult through than 35 dynamic projects, depicted in eye popping photographs Booklist Interesting, entertaining, and educational for children and the young at heart Library Journal You can play in the yard, but don t g Matthews celebrates the antithesis of the look but don t touch, no kids allowed landscapes She carefully walks even the most tool challenged adult through than 35 dynamic projects, depicted in eye popping photographs Booklist Interesting, entertaining, and educational for children and the young at heart Library Journal You can play in the yard, but don t go near the garden That s a familiar parental refrain, but gardens can be great getaways for kids With the 50 colorfully illustrated, simple projects in these pages even the smallest lawn can become a children s paradise Without compromising on safety, your pocketbook, or the garden s finished look, you can build brilliant hideaways such as flower teepees and washing line tents or construct innovative play structures including mind boggling mazes and climbing walls Children will blossom in these landscapes that inspire imaginative play, provide physical challenges, and nurture an interest in nature.

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    1. 10 chapters, each focusing on a different aspect of the child's garden: active play, furniture, water, growing things, wildlife, celebrations, safety, etc. After a brief introduction, each chapter then includes instructions for 4-6 projects to add this element to your yard/garden. Some of the really fun ideas: daffodil maze, foldaway playhouse, water serpent, lawn crocodile, kid-sized wildlife container pond, grass stools, and more.Clear instructions, with bright color photos accompanying each s [...]

    2. I loved this book! The pictures are fantastic and feature real children really doing the activities listed in real gardens! A strange idea that seems to be missing from some DYI books. I have a strawberry fountain growing right now and the beans are sprouting for the teepee. I have tried the teepee before but I didn't have enough sticks. I love the spider web climber!

    3. I got this book from the library and plan on buying it someday. It has wonderful color pictures with descriptions of many great ideas.

    4. This book has some really great ideas for making your yard a fun place for kids. I'm hoping to use some of the ideas this spring.

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