Gardens of the Spirit
Create your Own Sacred SpacesBook - 1998
To capture the right tone, you might even wish to meditate while you work. Master the art of the fruit- and rose-filled Islamic garden, originally an oasis in the Persian desert. Its cool beauty features gateways, gazebos, and running water. Build an Italian Renaissance garden, with gravel paths, a central pool and fountain, tunnel arbors, and statues. Find out how the medieval Christians revived the art of gardening, and see which plants, pathways, arbors, and fountains you'll need to re-create these sacred spots. Choose your flora with an eye to more than looks; special sections explain plant symbolism. Set up your own healing garden complete with all the medicinal herbs. Gorgeous full-color photos capture the splendor of gardens from all around the world.