BOOK LIST: Books for Kids – Seeds

Books for Kids: Seed + GardenIt All Starts With A Seed
Author: Emily Bone / Illustrator: Sally Elford
Hamilton Public Library – J 635 BON
Quicklinks – It All Starts With A Seed
(Sample Pages)


Never Get Bored Outdoors
Authors: James Maclaine, Sarah Hull and Lara Bryan
Hamilton Public Library – *on order
Quicklinks – Never Get Bored Outdoors
(Sample Pages)


Flowers
Author: Emily Bone / Illustrator: Samara Hardy
(Sample Pages)

 

How Flowers Grow
Author: Emma Helbrough
Quicklinks – How Flowers Grow

Gardening for Beginners
Authors: Emily Bone, Abigail Wheatley / Illustrator: Lisa DeJohn
Hamilton Public Library – J 635 BON
Quicklinks – Gardening For Beginners
(Sample Pages)


Quicklinks – It All Starts With A Seed
Quicklinks – Never Get Bored Outdoors
Quicklinks – How Flowers Grow
Quicklinks – Gardening For Beginners

BOOK REVIEW: the naturescaping workbook

naturescaping workbookBeth O’Donnell Young‘s Naturescaping Workbook is an invaluable resource when planning a natural backyard oasis.  I recently borrowed a copy from the library, and made a few notes about plants that feed Butterflies, Moths, Caterpillars and Beneficials (see below).  Make sure to get your own copy of The Naturescaping Workbook from your library or independent bookstore to read in more detail, how to support nature in your backyard with the plants I’ve noted here!

TREES

Betula (Birch)
Cornus (Dogwood)
Fraxinus (Ash)
Malus (Crabapple)
Populus (Cottonwood, Poplar)
Prunus (Cherry, Plum)
Quercus (Oak)
Salix (Willow)

SHRUBS

Cephalanthus (Buttonbush)
Lavandula (Lavender)
Ribes (Currant)
Syringa (Lilac)
Vaccinium (Blueberry)
Viburnum (Various)
Yucca (Adam’s Needle)

PERENNIALS

Asclepias (Milkweed)
Aster (Aster)
Echinacea (Coneflower)
Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed)
Monarda (Bee Balm)
Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan)
Sedum (Stonecrop)
Veronica (Speedwell)