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Garden Maker: Growing a Life of Beauty and Wonder with Flowers

Garden Maker: Growing a Life of Beauty and Wonder with Flowers

by Christie Purifoy
Garden Maker: Growing a Life of Beauty and Wonder with Flowers

Garden Maker: Growing a Life of Beauty and Wonder with Flowers

by Christie Purifoy


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Much more than a how-to flower gardening book (though you will learn how to), Garden Maker is for those who want to grow beautiful things that reflect the glory and majesty of the Creator and bring a little bit of heaven down to earth.
From the beginning God made a garden, so it’s no surprise if you feel closer to Him with your hands in the dirt and the sun on your back. There is something profoundly soul-satisfying about creating and cultivating beauty. If you long to experience more splendor in your life, you can grow some of your very own.
Join kindred spirit Christie Purifoy as she helps you unearth the simple delights of growing garden flowers, from preparing and planning to creating beautiful bouquets and other arrangements. Lavishly photographed and lovingly written, this all-seasons guide invites you to discover the innumerable joys and wonders to be found in the flower garden.     

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736982146
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 01/25/2022
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 99,275
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Christie Purifoy is a writer and avid gardener. She earned a PhD in English Literature from the University of Chicago and has taught literature and composition at the undergraduate level. Her books include Roots and Sky: A Journey Home in Four Seasons and Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace. She explores her love of gardening and all things beautiful at her Victorian farmhouse in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Prepare 12

Dust to Dust

Cover Your Soil

Cosmos: The Best Thing About Poor Soil

Roses Part One: Dreams Really Do Come True

The (Almost) instant Flower Garden

2 Dream 36

Garden Dreams and Designs

Garden Styles

Let There Be Light

Catalog of Dreams

Daffodil Songs

3 Sow 60

Seeds: Ready, Set, Grow

Supplies for Growing Flowers from Seed

Plant a Zinnia, Plant Return

Wonder Flowers and Super Plants

4 Tend 82

The Eternal Weed

The Care and Keeping of Gardens

Dahlia Trouble

Roses Part Two: All Hail the Queen

5 Celebrate 106

Garden Parties

Elderflower "Champagne"

Peonies: Celebration and Commemoration

Flower Crowns

Lily Lanterns

6 Harvest 134

Flowers of Importance

My Easiest Bouquet Recipes

Superhero Shrubs

Self-Sowing Salvation

7 Multiply 156

Higher-Level Math

Loaves and Fishes

Love Returns

Fluff and Filler and Other VIPs

8 Anticipate 178

Story Maker

Putting the Garden to Bed

Tulips: The Now and the Not Yet

Next Year 197

About the Author 203

Black Barn Garden Club 204

Acknowledgments 207

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