HERB AND GARDEN IDEAS by Louise Evans Doole


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This is not a how-to book, but rather a book about things to add to existing grown-up gardens, or projects- garden-oriented. And the market is definitely either for 8 to 12 year olds already interested in the idea of having a garden - or for an adult to use with a child who is ripe for new projects. The central theme is that one can have a garden anywhere, indoors or out, in odd corners or in sections of gardens where- for instance- herbs could be used as border plants or vegetables added as a decorative note with flowers. There are a few- a very few- how-to suggestions, such as new ways to plant tiny seeds, or laying out a plan for a small space herb garden. But in the main the reader of this book will need a basic beginning book on gardening. Too much is here taken for granted (ex:- a good herb chart, but only occasionally by implication any information on which are annuals, which perennials). Some of the garden party ideas may be helpful for parents; some of the gift ideas for school activity projects. But, by and large, it is a scrappy book of limited value.

Pub Date: Aug. 14th, 1964
Publisher: Sterling