The Art of Spiritual Rock Gardeningby Donna Schaper, Simon Dorrell (Illustrator)
The Art of Spiritual Rock Gardening is an inspiring and practical guide for both garden lovers and spiritual seekers. The uses of the rock garden as a site of beauty, reflection and spiritual nourishment are many. Building a quiet corner of stones and plants slowly and meditatively over time is its true meaning. Process over product, journey over destination, forever a work in progress-rock is the best metaphor we have of everlastingness.
From choosing the right rocks and plants to weeding and night gardening, this book shows how to start or maintain a rock garden, whether one has access to acres of land in the country or a window shelf in the city. At the same time it describes the sacred meaning of stones and rocks in many of the world's cultures and spiritual traditions, including Stonehenge and Ayers Rock, the Western Wall in Jerusalem and the Ka'ba in Mecca, Japan's Zen gardens, Europe's cathedrals, America's temples and Egypt's pyramids. Both practical and inspirational, it will appeal to everyone who loves gardens, rocks and the transforming power of nature.
About the Authors:
Donna E. Schaper lives and gardens in both Massachusetts and Miami. She is the pastor of a Protestant Church in Coral Gables, Florida, mother of three children, and a lover of stones and flowers. Her previous books include Gardening Meditations and Raising Interfaith Children.
Simon Dorrell is a painter, illustrator and designer. He is the art director for Hortus, the international garden journal. He has designed many gardens over the past ten years, his most recent commission being the development of the gardens at Hampton Court, England.
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