Every Garden Is a Story: Stories, Crafts, and Comforts

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Conari Press, Nov 1, 2007 - Gardening - 128 pages
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Susannah Seton reminds us in Every Garden Is a Story that reader and gardener alike have much to learn from their gardens. The poignant and touching stories -- from her father's quest for a seven-headed sweet pea to cancer survival and magical portraits of moon gardens --take readers on a journey through garden beds, along the way reinforcing how to care for themselves and their loved ones by caring for the Earth.

From the book: Some of the most touching stories remind us that we don't have to have a big yard or a lot of money to have a garden.

Every Garden Is a Story is a thoughtful and inspiring gift for any gardener. Did you know you can grow your own luffa sponges? * Contains dozens of recipes, tips, crafts and an extensive resource section of garden centers, online seed catalogs, and recommended reading.* Appeals to burgeoning eco-conscious readers with a desire to get back to basics.

 

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Every Garden is a Story Stories, Crafts, and Comforts by compiled by Susannah Seton This 127 page beauty was a pleasure to review. I have always had gardens in some form throughout my life, and it was ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Carolyn Rapp
9
His Soul Walked with Flowers
16
The Tao of Gardening
32
The Wonders of Wildflowers
38
Four OClocks
44
Garden in a Jar
94
Personalized Pumpkins
101
Attracting the Birds
108
Wildflower Power
114
Acknowledgments
120
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Page 14 - Working in the garden . . . gives me a profound feeling of inner peace. Nothing here is in a hurry. There is no rush toward accomplishment, no blowing of trumpets. Here is the great mystery of life and growth. Everything is changing, growing, aiming at something, but silently, unboastfully, taking its time. RUTH STOUT...
Page 14 - ... front, which is apparently blank, until you have made certain that it is not hiding anything. Otherwise, you will find that you rush wildly round the garden, discover one or two sensational events, and then decide that nothing else has happened. Which means that you miss all the thrill of tiny shoots, the first lifting of the lids of the wallflowers, the first precious gold of the witch-hazel, the early spear of the snowdrop.

About the author (2007)

Susannah Seton is the author of Simple Pleasures of the Home, Simple Pleasures of the Garden, Simple Pleasures for the Holidays, and co-author of Simple Pleasures: Soothing Suggestions and Small Comforts for Living Well Year-Round. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and daughter.

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