Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Gardening by Lisa J. Amstutz

  I know this was written for ages 8-14, but I’m dying to try some of these. 

The tea garden in a pitcher? Yes! (My grandmother used to make peppermint tea from the peppermint in her garden.)

And the ones that are live art like the air garden and living wall art look so cool!

And I never would have thought of making a zen garden with a plant. 

The tie-dye garden is pretty fascinating. 

There are even specialized mini-gardens to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. 

Plus it’s written at such a simple step-by-step, that any age group old enough to do these tasks could follow. 

And these are so practical – the tea garden sections tells you how to make hot or iced tea. The spaghetti garden section reaches how to make squash spaghetti. 

Many of them are both practical and aesthetic. Some are just aesthetic. 

There are quite a few options here – even if you don’t think you have a green thumb there are several gardens that take a minimal amount of work to keep up. 

Recommended for anyone of all ages and all experience levels interested in growing just about anything, whether you want to express your artistic side or do something more down to earth. (Get it? Earth? Just a little gardening humor.) Or if you want a fun way to introduce kids to gardening. 

Thanks to NetGalley and Capstone for a copy in return for an honest review.


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