Nurture your love of the earth with a garden rooted in your spirituality. In this updated 15th anniversary edition of the beloved classic, Patricia Monaghan offers fresh advice and guidance for creating a magical garden that will nourish your soul. Bursting with ideas and inspiration, this guidebook shows you how to plan, grow, and tend an enchanting garden that is sown with your unique spirituality.
Along with gardening advice for every climate and season, Magical Gardens weaves together myth and ritual to help you bring added power and meaning to your garden space. Discover the best plants for your site—being mindful of sun exposure, soil type, and climate zone—and learn about composting, controlling pests and weeds, gardening organically, and caring for plants at all growth stages. Perform meditations based on the year’s gardening cycle, and celebrate each season and every milestone in your life with rituals, prayers, and ceremonies.
This book features more than a dozen themed designs for sacred perennial gardens that you can re-create in your own backyard or out on your patio. Easy-to-follow designs will show you how to create a garden in honor of:
—Angels —Aphrodite —Cats —Dragons —Fairies —Kwan-Yin —The Sun . . . and more
Praise: “From preparing the soil to preparing the mind, Patricia Monaghan has written an informative, magical, and visionary book.”—Connections
Many people would like to invite fairies into their garden, not knowing that they may well already be there. Patricia Monaghan, a gardener, Pagan, Irish-American, and author of Magical Gardens, discusses ways these mischievous beings can be invited into the garden—or thanked if already there.
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