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Fairy Garden Handbook (Hardcover)

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Have you ever wanted to create a place for a fairy to rest its’ wings? Well, this how-to by Liza Gardner Walsh is one in a series of books that will teach you how to properly accommodate the fey folk. Fairy Garden Handbook features chapters on Making Miniature Gardens and Terrariums, Butterfly and Hummingbird Gardens, Rock Gardens, Water Gardens, as well as notes on basic gardening skills for kids. So, head on out to the backyard, with your guide in hand, and start making space for your new neighbors! (Do Note: This book is a how-to guide, chock-full of information, and younger readers may need a hand reading this book.)

— Lindsey


The popularity of fairies and fairy houses has soared, as has the growing movement to get children interested in outdoor activities such as gardening. This new how-to book for parents and kids combines the best of both worlds. It includes basic information for beginning gardeners, such as soil preparation, planting, and watering, then branches into appropriate categories for every fairy gardener: making miniature gardens and terrariums that are just the right size for fairy friends butterfly and hummingbird gardens to attract these flying friends of fairies rock gardens water gardens wind chimes and prisms to add music and light to your gardens Sprinkled throughout are bits of fairy lore and garden wisdom. Written for children, or anyone with a child's heart, and filled with color photographs, the Fairy Garden Handbook will turn curious kids into green thumbs in no time.

About the Author

Liza Gardner Walsh is a children's librarian in Rockport, Maine. She has worked as high school English teacher, a writing tutor, a museum educator, and holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College. Through all these adventures, she has made tiny houses for fairies, trolls, mice, snails, and other small creatures. She lives in Camden, Maine with her two daughters, Phoebe and Daphne, and her husband Jeff.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781608932146
ISBN-10: 1608932141
Publisher: Down East Books
Publication Date: May 16th, 2013
Pages: 84
Language: English