Synopses & Reviews
The heavenly sights and scents of a lushly blooming garden rest the body, calm the mind, and let the spirit soar. That same feeling of relaxing rejuvenation can be yours, season after season, with the knowledgeable guidance in this lavishly illustrated tribute to natural healing. Combining history, folklore, and proven scientific facts, the book examines the role of gardens throughout history and their impact on our well-being, and teaches how to grow your own healing garden. Learn how to blend colors, scents, and textures for maximum impact, which plants have medicinal value, and how to create a refuge for serene meditation. Specimen plants, water features, garden architecture, edible plants, and more are all addressed, and their uses demonstrated through hundreds of full-color photographs, illustrations, and detailed line drawings that highlight virtually every page. A must for every health-conscious gardener!
Combining history, folklore, and proven scientific facts, this lavishly illustrated tribute to natural healing considers the impact of gardens on our well-being and describes how to grow a lushly blooming healing garden. Blend colors, scents, and textures for maximum impact; learn which plants have medicinal value; and create a refuge for serene meditation. Specimen plants, water features, garden architecture, edible plants, and more are addressed; and their uses are demonstrated through hundreds of color photographs, illustrations, and detailed line drawings.
A practical guide to a wide range of ways in which the garden can be made into a place to heal body, mind and soul. Each chapter deals with one kind of healing and introduces specific plants of interest, explaining their uses in a variety of contexts - from edible feasts to folklore remedies.
“Presenting fact as well as folklore, Squire eloquently and exhaustively addresses aspects of gardening for the senses, from color and sound to fragrance and touch. As he deftly combines historical perspectives with practical considerations, Squire also provides a visual feast of alluring color photos and archival paintings and illustrations.” —Booklist.