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The Garden Awakening : Designs to Nurture Our Land and Ourselves
by Mary Reynolds and Larry Korn


Overview - An award-winning garden designer's unique union of a practical how-to book with stories and philosophy

The Garden Awakening is a step-by-step manual to creating a garden in harmony with the life force in the earth, addressing not only what the people in charge of the land want but also asking what the land wants to become.  Read more...


 
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Overview
An award-winning garden designer's unique union of a practical how-to book with stories and philosophy

The Garden Awakening is a step-by-step manual to creating a garden in harmony with the life force in the earth, addressing not only what the people in charge of the land want but also asking what the land wants to become. Mary Reynolds demonstrates how to create a groundbreaking garden that is not simply a solitary space but an expanding, living, interconnected ecosystem. Drawing on old Irish ways and methods of working with the land, this beautiful book is both art and inspiration for any garden lover seeking to create a positive, natural space.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780857843135
  • ISBN-10: 0857843133
  • Publisher: Uit Cambridge Ltd.
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds


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Books > Gardening > Garden Design
Books > Body, Mind & Spirit > Gaia & Earth Energies
Books > Gardening > Landscape

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-05-02
  • Reviewer: Staff

Reynolds, a longtime garden designer, awoke one day to the realization that she could not go on as she had, creating “dead zones” by constraining nature to her will. This treatise-cum-storybook explores her spiritual awakening and reconnection of gardens with nature. She designed her book as a guide to give gardeners “a gentle nudge in the right direction”: that is, back to nature, toward truth. Headnotes in both English and Gaelic emphasize Reynolds’s connection to her native Ireland, which she depicts as a land of sacred places, geometry, symbols, curses, and magic. Her directions take a holistic approach, going beyond practical advice to spiritual guidance; she claims that gardening can show the gardener what needs working on in life itself. Reynolds offers alternative methods of land management beyond chemical therapy. She alternates stories of her family and culture with organized layouts, how-tos, and recipes (for example: natural fungi-, herbi- and insecticides). She encourages adding fauna to flora along with imagination, dreams, charms, and memory. Ruth Evans’s illustrations add resonance. Color illus. (Sept.)

 
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