Book Review
A Review of Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots


Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots by Sharon Lovejoy is a garden book written to share creative and practical ideas for gardening with children. The book describes nine different children's garden themes and provides instructions for creation and maintenance of each garden and ideas for related activities. The garden themes presented include:

The Pizza Patch
Sunflower House
Buckets, Boxes & Boots (Container Gardens)
Snacking & Sipping Garden
Moon Garden
the Flowery Maze
A Garden of Giants
Mother Nature's Medicine Chest
Zuni Waffle Garden

The book also includes Sharon Lovejoy's top 20 plants for kids and information on gardening basics. It is a useful resource for anyone involved with planning or implementation of children's gardens.

Lovejoy, Sharon. 1999. Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots, Gardening Together with Children. New York: Workman Publishing Co. 176 pp.