A practical and inspirational guide for anyone who wants to bring their garden back to life, whether it's a long-standing plot that has become tired and unloved, or a newly acquired, shabby garden that needs some attention. Focusing on simple ideas, techniques and design solutions that anyone can achieve, Nick's guidance will instil the reader with the confidence to tackle restoring any space. His advice will include all the vital steps, beginning with assessing and understanding your site and progressing through the pruning and layering of existing planting, and the shaping of your space, to what to plant in specific areas and how to wow with unusual choices. Nick will also give advice on what to do and when to do it, with seasonal guidance on the best times to undertake basic tasks, so that reviving your garden becomes both satisfying and rewarding.
Hadrian is dangerously close to winning the war. He has three of the four Elemental legacies. All that stands between him and complete dominance? Fourteen-year-old Aaron Adams. As a confused and guilt-ridden Aaron struggles to deal with a power that was never meant for him, he finds the worlds are crumbling under the brute force of Hadrian’s warfare – the ruthless vamage will stop at nothing to steal the legacy Aaron holds to become the supreme ruler of the realm. Even if it means calling on his deadliest warrior: his son, Kyran. The Scorcher. Will Kyran turn his back on the bond he shares with Aaron, and do as he is commanded? Can blood prove to be thicker than water?
This annual presents the best of Southern Living's garden features, offering the latest, most up-to-date information on how to have healthy and beautiful lawns and gardens. Month-by-month organization, seasonal tips, and a monthly checklist combine with color photos and drawings to make this book an indispensable guide.
Whether you need to repair damaged floor tiles, upcycle a vintage dresser or revive your favourite metal garden furniture, you’ll find 19 easy-to-follow step-by-step guides to help you achieve the best results for your project.
A Guide to Spiritual Formation and Community Gardens
Author: Marshall & Julia Welch
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Tending the Garden is a unique perspective and approach nurturing of Christian spirituality using the garden and gardening as a metaphor. Marshall and Julie Welch combine their experience and expertise in spiritual formation and gardening as an invitation to tending to one's spirituality. Whether an experienced or novice gardener, the reader will gain insight not only into the art of gardening, but Christian spirituality as well. Spirituality is presented as a relational way to grow compassion and sensitivity to self, others, the environment, and to God. The book can be read individually or as a small book club group. Guidelines for facilitating a small group discussion are presented in the introduction. Part I consists of 14 short, engaging chapters, with titles such as "Weeding: Spiritual Discernment," "Manure Happens: Desolation and Consolation," and "Thank You Very Mulch: Our Spiritual Security Blanket." The narrative is written in a very conversational voice. Each chapter begins with scripture and an inspirational quote and concludes with a series of reflection questions as well as tips on how to "cultivate" one's spirituality. The "tips" are easy-to-do activities that are grounded in a long tradition of spiritual exercises presented in a contemporary context. In Part II, the authors also use their experience as co-coordinators of a community garden in their own church congregation to present step-by-step suggestions on how other communities of faith can start and maintain their own garden. Church gardens are introduced as a unique form of spiritual formation through a sense of community with other gardeners and a form of mission and ministry.