Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli (July 2002)
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.8 x 11.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Gardens for the Soul is a wonderful and inspiring book filled with beautiful pictures.If you are looking for a "how to build a pond, steps 1, 2, 3" kind of book, this is not the right one for you.Pamela Woods has a vast knowledge of various ancient systems and symbolism which she incorporates in her garden designs in a subtle and yet powerful way. The book doesn't go into each option in debth, that would explode the size of the book is not aimed. The author gives the reader rather a different view of gardening. Whatever your spiritual inclination there is a way to incorporate it in a garden design to make it a garden for the soul. This book is so inspiring that you might feel that building a sacred garden is your purpose of life where you can be at peace with yourself and the world. A very different gardening book. Enjoy!
A simply gorgeous book! This book is one of my absolute favorite gardening books. I have always been entranced by the spirit of place, and gardens that have an almost palpable energy. This book goes through ideas for using the tree of life, mandalas, medicine wheels, and feng shui as inspiration for creating a sacred space.It also features some of the most beautiful, enchanting gardens I have seen (and I have alot of gardening books). As another reviewer mentioned, this book is not a how to. It does not give you a garden, and a plant list, and say "plant this in spot A, plant this in Spot B". What it does is give you ideas from many different ideas from many different cultures so that you can find what speaks to you and incorporate it into your own garden. To be honest, I prefer this way of garden design. Designing a garden is not like designing a house. Where you live, the quality of sun/soil/rain/wind/hot/cold is what determines your plant choices. I live in Arizona, so although I may want to design a garden based on the Kabbalah (as is shown) my plants are going to be completely different than the ones featured because I have to work with the plants that thrive in my area. So, I would buy this book in conjunction with books on gardening for your area to help choose plants and garden features.
More used than usual book. Looking forward to reading.
This book looks beutiful, its a very lovely ornament for the table, but as fore advice and ionformation - it was very dull, and appart from 2-3 gardens, most was just beutiful nature or flower pictures. i was very disapointedMichal
What a bizarre book. I checked it out from the library expecting beautiful photographs of stunning gardens and equally lovely descriptions. Not here! Instead, there are lush photographs and bizarre psychobabble. Of course, I am a scientist, and have a hard time dealing with this type of nonsense at the best of times.Don't waste either your time or money. The photographs are beautiful, but the the written portion seems to consist solely of Ms. Woods's silly spiritual ramblings.
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