To start the ball rolling here are the two books I received this year.
Digging Deep-Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening by Fran Sorin
This is a book for adding another dimension to your gardening. Fran Sorin believes that the creativity we develop in the garden can be used in any area of your life. Through seven chapters she takes the reader through seven stages of designing, planting and caring for a garden and relates what is learned to the creativity she believes lies within us all. While not everyone is on a path to self discovery the tips, exercises and "to try" ideas are all practical, sensible, intriguing and thought provoking. The main goal is to end up with a garden which reflects our moods and meets our needs. I am enjoying this book as a winter read as it is making me think deeply about what I want and need from my garden.
If you need to rush to judgment and get things done quickly, you’re going to lose out on all of the juicy stuff that needs time to marinate. Patience is one of the greatest traits to possess in life. For most of us, it doesn’t come easy. FS
The author has an honours degree in psychology-her thesis was on creativity. She has trained and worked professionally as a landscape designer for many years. www.fransorin.com amazon.ca
|Pond in a Garden from the Tomb of Nebamun, Thebes. |
c 1350 BCE courtesy publisher
An independent scholar and consultant since 1994, Toby Musgrave is an authority on garden history and design. His website: www.gardenhistorymatters.com, amazon.ca