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101 Kid Friendly Plants

Fun Plants and Family Garden Projects
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Price: $19.95
Softcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Ball Publishing ©2008
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1883052546
Dimensions: 7 x 10 x .6 inches
Weight: 1 pounds
101 Kid-Friendly Plants provides an extensive list of flowers, vegetables, trees and houseplants that are safe for kids and fun to incorporate into gardens, landscapes and kids projects. Krezel, who has worked with kids for more than a decade, has arranged the plants by type—plants from seed, bulbs, annuals, perennials, indoor plants, water plants, vegetables and herbs, fruiting trees and shrubs and fun trees. She describes the habit of each plant, why it’s good for kids and ways to use it in gardens or projects. All of the plants she recommends have been approved of by poison-control experts to ensure that the gardening and projects are as safe as possible. Taking it a step further, Krezel includes 17 projects for kids and families, incorporating the plants described in the first part of the book. She talks about planting gardens for cut flowers, butterfly gardens, veggie gardens, a rainbow garden, "hideaway" gardens, water gardens and how to dry flowers. Color photos throughout the book show each plant and steps of the projects.

About the Author

Cindy Krezel is a nursery professional and author. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Newsday, and American Nurseryman magazine, and on numerous Web sites. For twelve years she was the Education Coordinator at Martin Viette Nurseries, a prestigious Long Island garden center. Her spare time goes to Plant A Row for the Hungry and The Interfaith Nutrition Network, the largest provider of food and social services to the hungry and homeless on Long Island.
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