A Year in the Secret Garden by Valarie Budayr
Award-winning authors Valarie Budayr and Marilyn Scott-Waters have co-created A Year in the Secret Garden to introduce the beloved children's classic, The Secret Garden to a new generation of families. This guide uses over two hundred full color illustrations and photos to bring the magical story to life, with fascinating historical information, monthly gardening activities, easy-to-make recipes, and step-by-step crafts, designed to enchant readers of all ages. Each month your family will unlock the mysteries of a Secret Garden character, as well as have fun together creating the original crafts and activities based on the book.
The Guest Post:
Thank you Seraphina for inviting me today to be a guest blogger. It is such an honor and I'm so happy to be here. Over the past year I've had the great pleasure of working with Marilyn Scott-Waters aka The Toymaker as we created our book A Year in the Secret Garden. One of our favorite childhood books is The Secret Garden. We wanted to bring the to life for a new generation of readers. We've created a month by month guide to the Secret Garden brining this magical story to life. Inside are crafts with step by step instructions, easy to make recipes, gardening activities, beautiful and fully illustrated paper toys to download, and historical information. We've even added a Yorkshire dialect guide. It's our wish that you have many magical moments inside the Secret Garden. Today let's go exploring into the month of February. February is a very cold month in the Secret Garden. There can still be snow on the ground and very windy as well. The Secret Garden is fast asleep in it's winter slumber. While the Secret Garden sleeps we can still have a little garden fun indoors by making a Garden in a Jar.
Garden in a Jar
- Glass jar
- Small Stones
- Planting Soil
- Activated Carbon(found at any pet store)
- Dried Moss
- Live Growing Moss
- Water Dropper
- Fun little additions such as animal figures, pinecone trees, fairies, flowers, toad stools, and such.
-- best wishes,