A Family Guide to Plants and How to Grow Them
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- Publication Date: March 1, 2022
- Imprint: Magic Cat
- ISBN: 9781647007065
- Page Count: 64
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: North America
Discover facts about 15 plants, explore what makes them unique, and learn how to grow them
Grow beauty. Grow friendship. Grow flavor. Grow plants!
Discover 15 plants with incredible powers, then learn how to grow them. Meet each plant’s surprising relations (did you know the tasty tomato is a cousin of deadly nightshade?) and discover their history (bromeliads defended themselves against dinosaurs!). Then, follow the step-by-step instructions to grow and care for each plant, whether you have a big backyard or a sunny windowsill.
This fully illustrated guide to growing is the perfect introduction to plants for families everywhere.
About the author
Rizaniño Reyes is a horticulturalist, speaker, and educator. Growing up in the Philippines, Reyes spent his childhood on a fruit plantation managed by his father before moving to the Pacific Northwest at age seven. Upon arrival in the United States, Reyes learned the names of the new and strange flowers and continued to nurture his love of horticulture—“the art and science of plants”—at the University of Washington. Of his work, he says he hopes to inspire more young people, “especially people of color, to be involved with interacting with nature and learning about the environment . . . If everyone did this, can you imagine what a beautiful world this could be?” Sara Boccaccini Meadows is a British-born illustrator based in Los Angeles. Her playful and illustrative work, created in watercolor, gouache, and ink pen, and inspired by the great outdoors, has won her an audience of a quarter of a million followers on Instagram.