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Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening Paperback – March 6, 2006
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Fran Sorin is a garden designer unlike any other, as she is as fascinated with the people she works with as she is with the vast and beautiful possibilities of plants and flowers. Her gift is her ability to explore with her clients their nagging garden anxieties, and their big visions, so that, together, they can make just the right garden. Digging Deep is a step-by-step guide in which the unique way you see and think is as important as how you till the soil or choose a sturdy rose plant. Trebbe Johnson, Author, The World Is A Waiting Lover
"From wishing and hoping to weeding and hoeing, Sorin enthusiastically guides gardeners every step of the way, helping them to learn how to make choices and sharpen skills, celebrate successes, and embrace changes from a more creative perspective."
Carol Haggas for The American Library Association
"Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening" manages to be both an inspiring and practical guide as a celebration of the process of gardening." RJ Julia Bookseller
From the Author
"I believe from the depths of my heart that gardening can be one of the most profound ways to unearth the creative spirit buried within every one of us. It doesn't matter whether you have a twenty-acre plot of land or a fire escape in the back of a city apartment; once you unleash this creative energy, you will be amazed at what happens in all areas of your life. You will begin to see how living creatively opens up new vistas in your imagination and new windows of opportunity in your life. You will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that once you discover your authentic, creative nature, you can create absolutely anything you dare to in and of your life."
from DIGGING DEEP
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Top Customer Reviews
of March in Wisconsin is one of the toughest months for anyone who
loves gardening. Reading a pretty gardening book that focuses on
the gardener was exactly what I needed to make it through until the
first signs of spring began to arrive.
The author has divided this book up into stages of imagining,
envisioning, planning, planting, tending, enjoying, and completing
your garden. Each stage was an affirmation for me of why I connect
with nature and have dirt under my fingernails all summer long.
Step by step, you are shown how to find the creativity within and trust your instincts as you allow yourself to dream your garden into being. While there is plenty of practical how-to information, most of the insights in this book lead you toward building the self-confidence to allow yourself to listen, experiment and bring your vision into full bloom.
This book will remain along side my other favorite gardening books to
be read again and again, whenever I need some gardening inspiration.
Armchair Interviews says: Gardening inspiration...what a great concept.
If you are looking for a paint by number plan to quickly create a nice looking garden, this book is not for you. If you are looking for a book full of shiny pictures, you will be disappointed. However, if you are interested in jump-starting your creativity to help you plan and make a unique garden that reflects your personal style, you should have a copy of Digging Deep on your bookshelves.
No matter how small or how large your garden, Digging Deep gives you helpful tips including the seven step process which includes Imagining, Envisioning, Planning, Planting, Tending, Enjoying and Completing. The reader is to encouraged to explore, research and learn about plants before they ever start digging.
Fran gives clear and helpful suggestions from beginning to end so that the garden you imagine will be yours to enjoy. This is a book that every gardener and potential gardener should have on their shelf.
We were all like this until other people told us what we couldn't or shouldn't do and believe. Unfortunately we believed them and we started to bury that fire that we were born with.
Fran Sorin shows her readers, in her seven step process, how to unearth that fire, joy and creativity by experimenting with the process of gardening. By digging deep into your soul, you can express the creativity that's always been there, impatiently waiting to emerge - just like a rose bud about to burst into its unfathomable beauty.
She takes you back to your forgotten childhood connections with the natural world, holding your hand as you reawaken your excitement for life.
The exercises throughout the book take you through the process of sparking your creativity with both plant life and your own life. They'll help you to remember what's important to you and to act on that.
If that little voice in your head is telling you that you're not creative, you can't do something like that, you're not that kind of person or that you'll just fail - then you need this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I grew up loving plants and flowers but never knew what to do! I was definitely not born with a green thumb . Read morePublished 18 months ago by kim lanton
Intentional daily practice cultivates the landscape of one’s life. In Digging Deep, Fran Sorin encourages readers to transform gardening from a simple task into a sacred practice... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Cara Bradley
Fran's very personal writing inspires me to get out there, both in my garden and in the world. She encourages the reader to use the garden as a source of inspiration in unleashing... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Helaine K.R.
Fran Sorin got to the heart of creativity with "Digging Deep." It's a reflective read giving permission to be creative in one's spirit and garden. Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by Helen Yoest
Fran Sorin believes we are all creative and has written a book that will speak to your soul. While "Digging Deep" focuses upon gardening you can apply the lessons and wisdom shared... Read morePublished on April 13, 2013 by Angela Artemis
The source of creativity can be illusive - I've noticed people sometimes think you are either gifted with it or you aren't. Read morePublished on April 10, 2013 by garden chick
As a landscape designer, part of the 'mission statement' on my website states that my job is done once I see the 'creativity lightbulb' turn on in someone's head. Read morePublished on April 8, 2013 by Rebecca Sweet
I was hooked right from the Introduction. I'm not much of a gardener however the detail and mental imagery transported me to gardens many & varied. Read morePublished on April 4, 2013 by David Stevens