A Child's Garden: 60 Ideas to Make Any Garden Come Alive for Children
By: Molly Dannenmaier (author)Paperback
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Until recently, children played outdoors after school and in the summer. Today, however, children are more likely to spend their free time indoors, watching television, playing video games, or using a computer. But children thrive in the natural world - studies show that they work and mature better mentally, physically, and emotionally when exposed to nature. This book offers a wide range of innovative examples showing how to create special places in which children can experience nature on their own home turf. Featured throughout are miniature paradises that parents and grandparents have designed just for the children in their lives, highlighting an enchanting variety of elements that will make any garden come alive.
Molly Dannenmaier is a writer and former children's editor of Garden Design magazine, where she sought out examples of innovative gardens that stimulate children's natural inclinations. She has also served as an editor of Landscape Architecture, published by the American Society of Landscape Architects, and was editor of Parent and Child magazine. She and her husband Bill and their two children Ben and Kate, have created gardens together in many different spots throughout the globe since the initial publication of A Child's Garden in 1998. Now settled in Galveston, Texas, just eight blocks from the Gulf of Mexico, they are trying their hand at citrus, banana, hibiscus, oleander, plumeria, and a wide array of other plants new to their gardening repertoire.
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