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Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots – Book Review

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots – Book Review

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots by Sharon Lovejoy is adorable.  It’s full of whimsical projects that kids (and adults) will love.  Most of the book outlines kid themed garden projects that children can play in, eat, explore and enjoy.  The book begins with Sharon’s 20 favorite plants for children – pumpkins, sunflowers, gourds, corn, berries, hollyhocks, carrots, mimosa, poppies, tomatoes, trees, alliums, potatoes, lambs ear, four o’clocks, evening primroses, radishes, nasturtium, moon plant and lemon verbena.  She describes each of these favorites and why they are so loved by children.  She then quickly launches into the project section which includes:

  • Pizza Patch Garden
  • Sunflower House
  • Buckets, Boxes and Boots Container Gardens
  • Snacking and Sipping Garden
  • Moon Garden
  • Flowery Maze
  • Garden of Giants
  • Mother Nature’s Medicine Chest Garden
  • Zuni Waffle Garden

Each project begins with a description, supply list, directions and planting and care instructions.  They also include colorful illustrations and suggestions for additional side projects and ideas that connect to the garden’s theme.  The projects are fun, attractive and fairly simple to make.  They foster curiosity, exploration and an appreciation of nature.  If you have a child or grandchild who likes the outdoors, this is a very good read!


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