Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening

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For experienced and would-be gardeners alike, this beautiful book leads readers through a process of creative discovery that encourages them to bloom right along with their gardens.

Now more than ever, people are looking for activities that help them to relax and connect with the world--and nothing accomplishes this goal more completely than gardening. By tuning in to the processes of the natural world, millions have discovered that gardening acts as a conduit for experiencing creativity--not just in the garden, but in life. Now, gardening expert Fran Sorin offers this practical, prescriptive, and motivational book to teach readers to use gardening as both a metaphor and a tool for exploring and enhancing creativity in all areas of life. With evocative illustrations and a series of eye-opening, inspirational exercises, DIGGING DEEP encourages gardeners of all levels to enjoy their gardens more deeply and to set their creative selves free.

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"I believe from the depths of my heart that gardening can be one of the most profound ways to unearth the creative spirit buried within every one of us. It doesn't matter whether you have a twenty-acre plot of land or a fire escape in the back of a city apartment ; once you unleash this creative energy, you will be amazed at what happens in all areas of your life. You will begin to see how living creatively opens up new vistas in your imagination and new windows of opportunity in your life. You will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that once you discover your authentic, creative nature, you can create absolutely anything you dare to in and of your life."
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Release your creativity to enhance your garden --- and discover how gardening can enhance your creative self. The goal of this book is to make both an astonishing transformation of a piece of land and a fundamental change within you.

In DIGGING DEEP, garden designer Fran Sorin shares the techniques she uses with her clients to turn their outdoor spaces - no matter how large or small - into exquisite gardens that reflect their inner selves. Through enjoyable exercises aimed at new and experienced gardeners alike, you will learn to 'think outside of the vase' with impromptu flower arranging .... translate a mystical vision into a tangible garden design ..... build real-life walkways inspired by the pathways of your heart.....sharpen your powers of observation by spotting tiny daily changes in nature ... and discover how fabulous public gardens, from San Francisco to Florence, Italy can stimulate your thinking with a myriad of possibilities.

With step-by-step instruction in planning, planting, nurturing, and harvesting, this elegantly designed volume will help both your garden and your imagination germinate and grow. Whether you create an environment of placid ponds and stepping-stone, plant orange Asiatic lilies alongside bright fuchsia gladiolas, or put spring lilacs in a green Mason jar, you will free your ideas and release your spirit by producing the garden only you can create .... to view, contemplate, and enjoy.

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