Gardening Guides series

Full of how-to projects for any level of gardener, this book includes step-by-step instructions with accompanying full-color photographs. Whether you’re planting flowers outdoors, or indoor vegetables, you’ll find a range of unique gardens you can grow yourself. Tips and techniques are included, as well as variations to make each project your own.

Recommended by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

"With beautiful, color photographs and concise, step-by-step directions, this book is a great resource for children and adults alike. . . .The ideas are creative and the directions are easy to follow." - School Library Connection

"No green thumbs in my house, but this gorgeous book sure makes me want to try. This book is filled with beautiful indoor plant projects — a book planter, plants in teacups, a water garden, and a moonbeam garden." - Imagination Soup

"Children and parents will learn about a variety of gardening styles with this charming DIY guide. The book opens with some general tips about gardening and plant care and then presents ideas for growing edible, indoor, creative, and enchanted gardens. Many of the ideas can easily be altered to use materials available to readers. Amstutz provides suggestions for different varieties of plants, containers, and decorations for readers looking to modify the projects. . . .A solid offering for libraries in need of additional DIY or gardening materials for young students." - School Library Journal


By Lisa J. Amstutz

Capstone Press

for ages 9-13

​ISBN numbers:


978-1-62370-649-4 (Ultimate Guide to Gardening)

978-1-4914-8236-0 (Indoor Gardening)

978-1-4914-8237-7 (Creative Gardening)

978-1-4914-8235-3 (Edible Gardening)

978-1-4914-8234-6 (Enchanted Gardening)

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Lesson Plans

© 2019 by Lisa Amstutz

Header image by Maria Luisa Di Gravio © by Albert Whitman & Company

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