You’ve decided that you want to be more creative in the garden because
You always thought that gardening would be a perfect way to express yourself and relax.
Each year you re-arrange and add plants to your landscape but it’s still not pleasing to the eye.
You’re frustrated and disappointed because you haven’t achieved your goals.
You feel embarrassed and confused when your friends talk about how their garden is the reflection of who they are.
Great. But you have no idea how to do it.
I’ve been there. When I started gardening, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. Sometimes I was ready to throw in the towel and just go inside and read a good book.
But I didn’t give up. I spent years digging, experimenting, studying, and apprenticing. And I made a lot of mistakes.
Once I became skillful and artistic, I was able to figure out the elements that I had intuitively developed and was implementing in creating my garden.
I was in for a surprise.
Something magical had happened to me throughout the years of working and creating in the garden.
I had become more CREATIVE IN OTHER AREAS OF MY LIFE.
What I learned in the garden – imagining, observing, remembering, taking risks, living with uncertainty, patience, and persistence-crossed over into my relationships and my inner self.
I experienced a MIRACLE. When I started gardening, I was a tense, controlling, always busy individual. After years of hard work and play, I had become more joyful, compassionate, grateful, patient, and kind.
I was TRANSFORMED due to my years in the garden.
I was ecstatic and passionate about sharing what I had learned.
That’s exactly when I decided to write a book. A step by step guide that takes you through the process of creative awakening. An inspirational book.
I wrote this book for you.
In Digging Deep, you’ll learn
- Why you’re creative and always have been.
- How to re-awaken your creative spirit and develop techniques that will help you design your own personal
- To appreciate the process of gardening, not just the end result.
- The seven steps of creative awakening that will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to move forward.
- How to use your ‘creative muscles’ to help you get unstuck in the garden….and in life.
- To have confidence and know that you can create the life you’re supposed to be living.
- To use gardening as a conduit for living a more joyful, healthier, and meaningful life.
Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening gives you what you need to know in order to be creative. It’s written in a personal, down to earth way that will ignite your true self.
Read what some reviewers have to say ~
*“Fran Sorin knows how gardening takes root in the soul. Her book abounds with inspiring stories and activities to get you into the garden and to get the most out of it. Whether you’re a beginner or a lifetime gardener, you’ll find much to celebrate in Digging Deep.” Priscilla Totten, Senior Editor, USA Weekend Magazine
*“Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening” manages to be both an inspiring and practical guide as a celebration of the process of gardening. It is one of our new favorites!” RJ Julia Bookseller
*“Sorin thinks the act of gardening is superbly suited to unleash the creative spirit she thinks people are holding in check. As such, it is a departure among gardening books, perhaps the first publication on planting to boast a foreword by a psychologist, the noted Erika Fromm, with whom Sorin studied at The University of Chicago. Sorin doesn’t start her text with questions about what kind of soil you have, or whether your garden enjoys eastern sunshine. She begins with unexpected musings such as the nature of the reader’s creative. Can you cook? She asks. Did you design your wardrobe in an interesting way? Sorin see the garden as an extension of the gardener, and “Digging Deep” is devoted to coaxing the unique statement out of the person, not the soil. As such, it is more self-help book than gardening text.” Retha Oliver for San Antonio Express News
*“For an artist, it’s an empty canvas; for a writer, a blank page; but for a homeowner, a barren landscape can be an equally daunting proposition. As with any creative endeavor, filling a space with beauty is a task few approach with any degree of self-confidence. But Sorin maintains such intimidation is unnecessary once we learn how to open ourselves up to sensory and imaginative experiences. Espousing principles than can and, she hopes, will be applied to other aspects of life, Sorin views gardening as the perfect place to begin one’s creative reawakening and offers a thought-provoking series of exercises and practices that will help readers produce their perfect garden setting while developing philosophies and habits that will allow them to enjoy the fruits of their labors.” Booklist Reviews
*“From wishing and hoping to weeding and hoeing, Sorin enthusiastically guides gardeners every step of the way, helping them to learn how to make choices and sharpen skills, celebrate successes, and embrace changes from a more creative perspective.”Carol Haggas for The American Library Association
“Fran Sorin is a garden designer unlike any other, for she is as fascinated with the people she works with as she is with the vast and beautiful possibilities of plants and flowers. Her gift, both as a creator of gardens and as an author in this book, is her ability to explore with her clients their nagging garden anxieties, their big visions, those little things in nature that they’ve always secretly loved, so that, together, they can make just the right garden. Digging Deep is filled with stories of garden solutions, and it is a journey into the creation of your own garden that is leisurely, sensuous, and thoughtful. It is a step-by-step guide in which the unique way you see and think is as important as how you till the soil or choose a sturdy rose plant.” Trebbe Johnson, Founder of Radical Joy For Hard Times