Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Child’s Garden

"A Child’s Garden", by Molly Dannenmaier, is full of beautiful, inspiring ideas of how to make the back yard come alive for children and the parents or grandparents who build the landscaping for them. Dannenmaier draws the reader into the child’s mind, calling up memories of how we viewed nature when we were small. She writes of children’s needs to be involved in nature: hearing, feeling, and seeing water; playing with rocks, sand, and dirt; climbing to great heights; learning about and respecting poisonous plants. I started to see my own landscape in a different way, and my head is now filled with ideas of how certain corners can be transformed into magical places for the children to discover. By the time I finish with my yard, there may be grandchildren here to explore and enjoy it.

For ordering information see the publishers website.

1 comment:

Loren Christie said...

Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for the info...-Loren