Activities and fun things to do in the garden as a family. The simple act of reconnecting children with nature is Central Coast author's Sharon Lovejoy's purpose. Author of Sunflower Houses: Garden Discoveries for Children of All Agesand Hollyhock Days: Garden Adventures for the Young at Heart, Sharon Lovejoy is a nationally known garden writer.
In her newest book, Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots, she describes 12 easy-to-implement ideas for theme gardens that parents and kids can grow together. Illustrated by the author's own watercolors, each garden includes a plan, the planting recipe -- seeds, seedlings, and growing instructions spelled out step-by-step -- and activities. There's the Pizza Patch , a giant-size wheel garden planted in "slices" of tomatoes, zucchini, oregano, and basil. A Flowery Maze to get lost in. A Moon Garden of night-blooming flowers, including a moonflower tent. And Mother Nature's Medicine Chest.