Gifts from a Southern Garden
Gardeners can bring the beauty of their gardens indoors by creating beautiful crafts to share with friends and family. Gifts from a Southern Garden teaches gardeners how to turn their harvest of herbs, flowers, vegetables, and more into charming and distinctive gifts.An expert on Southern gardens, Laura Martin explains how to fashion dozens of remarkable items from the garden, including: -- Fresh flowers -- fresh ivy topiary, wedding bouquets, flower cake decorations-- Pressed flowers -- Christmas tree balls, stained glass hangings, beeswax candles-- Dried flowers -- grass wreaths, sleep pillows, dried flower cake-- Edible flowers -- elderberry and apple jelly, crystallized flowers, lemon verbena cake-- Herbs and flowers for beauty and home -- bath oil, herbal soap, lemon herbal hand cream-- Cones and pods -- Southern wreaths, pine cone baskets, log vasesThroughout, clear instructions and helpful photographs illustrate every step -- from planting to completed project.Gifts from a Southern Garden teaches gardeners to create gifts their friends and family are sure to love. Full of unique project ideas, it explains how to plant gardens that are as useful as they are beautiful.
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