Sunday, October 16, 2011

How it all started!

Maybe it all started with my grandparents being farmers and so gardening is part of my genes.
But everything else started with the book Linnea's Windowsill Garden that my parents gave to me and my sister when we were little. In the book the little girl Linnea discovers everything that has to do with seeds, soil and plants. Basically you could say she was an urban gardener even long before it became so popular as it is today.
Nowadays where a lot of kids have to grow up not being able to play in an own garden,this is the perfect gift for them!

The heroine of Linnea in Monet's Garden returns with her own perspective on plantings, and offers an accessible guide to growing greens in small places. From an orange tree that started as a seed to garlic sprouts (from cloves placed in soil) to a silly game with plum pits and a suggestion for dyeing half a rose, Linnea has hints, step-by-step instructions and an occasional lesson in natural science offered by her friend Mr. Bloom. For all her enthusiasm, Linnea is wise enough to have realistic expectationsflowers don't always bloom by the book, and every now and then there may be setbacks. But her zeal is infectious; readers will be looking around the house for seeds they can press into soil or coax into germination.Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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