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Hollyhock Days : Garden Adventures for the Young at Heart Hardcover – 1994
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Hollyhock Days is a book to read curled up in front of a warm fire on a cold day.... -- International Herb Association Newsletter, Portia Meares,
If television's Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood had a visiting gardener, it would make perfect sense to cast Sharon Lovejoy.... -- Country America, March 1995
Lovejoy's book...tapped the tremendous longing people of all ages have to experience nature and to thrill...at its unending beauty.... -- The News Journal, Wilmington, DE, Jane Harriman, June 1995
The text is beautifully written and illustrated with delicate magical watercolor drawings. A treasure. Keep it up, Sharon. -- American Library Book Review, October 1995
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Being a gardener doesn't require fancy tools and a big yard, says the book's author, Sharon Lovejoy, whose favorite gardening tool is a big kitchen spoon borrowed from her mother. The simple hands-on projects in "Hollyhock Days" foster a renewed and childlike sense of the wonders to be found in everyone's backyard.
You'll learn how to have fun with carrots, create a hollyhock tent, tickle sunflowers, make a caterpillar cave, wash with a squash, and much, much more. Adorned with delightful illustrations by Sharon, this light hearted volume is the ideal companion to her other books.
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This book starts at planning a simple garden for children and adults and closes with a friendly conversation about garden critters. Each section mingles garden memories from children to grandparents, and includes poems, delicate illustrations, lists of plants, and ideas in a gentle and nostalgic way. This book inspires me to plan garden time even after a hard day or a sleepy early morning rising.
My family members have always loved beautiful gardens for good, healthy eating, quiet work, or simply to gain pleasure in sweet smells and bright blooms. This book celebrates not only the garden for it's generous gifts to people, but also the family who loves quiet and gentle times