The Puddle Garden

The cover of our illustrated children's story on native plants

The cover of our illustrated children’s story on native plants

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In this children’s story full of native plants and wildlife, learn how Bear Cub invited friends to his new home– by creating a Puddle Garden.

Bear Cub plants cardinal flower, swamp milkweed, blue flag iris, elderberry, and more. His garden quickly fills with grateful wildlife. His home landscape is no longer lonely!

Children and parents alike will be inspired by this story to create homes for butterflies, hummingbirds, turtles, frogs and other wildlife, using native wildflowers and shrubs that provide shelter and sustenance.

Digging the Puddle Garden web

Digging the Puddle Garden

 The Puddle Garden is more than a book. The companion website here at brings all the plants and animals in the book to life with photos and more writing, planting lists and guides, and everything a family might need to create their own Puddle Garden.

LO-bear cub-dig-shape-plant“Read The Puddle Garden to your kids, but while you are reading, please hear its vital message yourself!”
—Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home