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Great Gardens for Kids (used)

Clare Matthews

  • $ 600

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"For those who grew up believing gardens were only for grown-ups, Matthews celebrates the antithesis of the look-but-don't-touch, no-kids-allowed landscapes with whimsical garden projects designed especially for the young, and the young-at-heart. By investing just a bit of time and elbow grease, but very little money, grown-up gardens can be transformed into playtime paradises. Not only will flowers flourish, but children will also blossom in these captivating gardens that encourage imaginative play while fostering a love of nature. Matthews carefully walks even the most tool challenged adult through easy step-by-step instructions for more than 35 dynamic projects, each one temptingly depicted in eye-popping photographs. Amusing alternatives to the ubiquitous hardware depot play station abound. A brightly painted tire and some splashy kite fabric update the standard sandbox into a sensational Sailboat Sandpit, while knotted ropes are woven into a spider's web meant for climbing. Some projects are so cool, parents will want them all for themselves, but remember: it's better to share!" - Booklist