Gifts from a Southern Garden

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Taylor Publishing Company, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 202 pages
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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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CHAPTER ONE Glues and Adhesives Methods of Pressing
CHAPTER FIVE and Steams Cleanser for Dry Complexion

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Laura C. Martin has been writing about nature, crafts, and gardening for 25 years. She has served as garden editor for Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles and Georgia magazines. She is the author of 18 books, most recently The Art and Craft of Pounding Flowers, which was featured on the Discovery Channel. Her lectures and workshops on crafts and gardening delight audiences across the United States.

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