Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What's on our Bookshelf? In The Garden

I just found the cutest book at the library called In the Garden.  It is made from 98% recycled materials.  The pictures are colorful and tells about what is growing in a garden.  The repeated text helps children to learn to speak and read.  Children are introduced to many everyday foods that come from a garden.  The last page gives ideas for growing your own cherry tomatoes, handy organic gardening tips and two yummy recipes (fruit slush and applesauce).  This is a great first book to familiarize children to the wonderful world of gardening.

My son loves discovering all the things that are growing in our garden!!

I am very lucky to be married to a wonderful gardener.  We have a great garden growing with many wonderful crops: potatoes, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, lettuce, peppers, onions, garlic, peaches, nectarines, plums, asparagus, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, grapes, cabbage, cherries and probably some other things. (I didn't even tell about all the non-food vegetation we have as well like roses!)  We are also can a lot of our food.  We are so thankful to God for our wonderful crop!  This year was really exciting because we added a greenhouse to our yard.

Taken May 14
Taken July 2
Our greenhouse!

1 comment:

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

Thanks for linking up at Feed Me Books Friday! And for featuring my button! Looks like a great book! I'll be on the lookout at our library. We have a small garden: tomatoes, carrots, and strawberries this year. I'd love to grow blueberries though - my boys devour them!