In the Garden with Blue Butterflies is a picture guide for people who love plants. It lays down a learning structure for beginning gardeners at work with our green friends. It is an introductory... More > book for horticulture and ecology students, suitable for plant apprentices from about nine years old to adult.
The coverage of this book is broad, its taxonomy lumpy, the examples scattered, and the answers ambiguous. It is a science book in stories and drawings. It presents scenes of plants connected with everyday life. The pictures point a path into the study of nature, and the immersion in communities of flowers and trees.
This book is best activated in a hands-on fashion with knowledgeable teachers and fun field activities. Plant work include growing plants, weeding, smelling flowers, rubbing leaves, cooking food, brewing tea, carving wood, weaving rope, making compost, and much more. Good luck in your plant explorations!< Less