Linnea's Windowsill Garden and Linnea in Monet's Garden by Christina Björk and Lena Anderson are two garden books that are great even in cold weather!
Linnea and I have something fun in common. We've both received amaryllis bulbs as Christmas presents. Amaryllis bulbs are not very pretty, but if you plant one and take good care of it, it grows a big, beautiful flower! I was about 9 or 10 years old when I got my amaryllis bulb and my copy of Linnea's Windowsill Garden for Christmas. When I opened the box, a bag of dirt was on top and I thought that's all I got! I had a lot of fun telling people I got dirt for Christmas. My mom helped me plant my bulb in a pot over Christmas break, but first we read about planting and taking care of the amaryllis on page 38 of the book. The amaryllis is just one neat plant project in this book of green growing activities.
Linnea in Monet's Garden is all about Linnea's trip to see the garden of the famous painter Claude Monet. Monet made his own garden very famous with his paintings. Some of his best-known paintings, beautiful impressionist paintings of water lilies and Japanese bridges, were done in his own garden. Now people travel to see the garden that inspired his painting. This book is a great introduction to Claude Monet, but if it leaves you wanting to know even more about Monet and impressionist painting, just ask! We have more books!