Spring Fling Giveaway: Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots
Today's giveaway is a beautifully illustrated book by Sharon Lovejoy titled "Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children."
From her biography:
For the first seven years of her life, Sharon Lovejoy was introduced to the wonders of nature by her Quaker grandmother Abigal Lovejoy, a botanist and an educator. As an adult, Sharon's passion for the natural world guided her to become an award winning nature, gardening, and children’s book author and water color illustrator.
This book brings a dash of whimsy, a sprinkle of adventure, and a whole cup full of imagination into the outdoor garden. Ms. Lovejoy provides recipes, planting plans, and activities for kids. The boys and I are attempting to grow gourds for birdhouses this year, and I was excited to find guides on hole sizes for various bird species in her book.
Learn how to make everything from a pizza garden (pizza-pie-shaped, with herbs and vegetables for a fabulous pizza at harvest time), to a sunflower house (a secret hideaway with stately sunflowers and lovely creeping morning glories), to a moon garden ("Fragrance is the color of night"). Chock full of helpful hints, clever and artistic touches, and intriguing "recipes" (Moth Broth and Compost Sandwich, to name a few), this idea book will spark creativity and a lifelong fascination with gardening. Nine concepts for theme gardens are presented in a clearly defined yet non-rigid manner that is just right for encouraging young gardeners.To enter this giveaway, follow this blog, Love Sown, and leave a comment below on your favorite childhood memory of gardening or helping a family member in the garden. You may have a second entry by liking the page on Facebook and leaving a comment below. (One comment for each entry!)
One winner will be selected at random Monday, April 25 and announced here.