Guest Author - Amelia Tucker
This book, while not a new addition, is always certain to bring something fresh and alive to my magic. Gardening with the Goddess has a tremendous amount of information packed within its pages. The first thing you notice is that the book not only gives an intelligent perspective to combining gardening and Goddess inspired magic, but brings these examples to life with easy to follow directions and ideas for making your magic come alive with greenery.
Along with the magical aspects of the book, there are many practical hints and tips for gardening in general, something often overlooked when a magical book turns towards GreenWitchery.
There are over 40 different Goddess themed gardens in the chapters. Each theme is well designed, explained and full of ideas for the smallest windowbox to creating a larger bed in a yard. One exciting addition that makes this a wonderful book is the thoroughness of each garden theme. There is plenty of information for any level of gardening witch to allow for a unique and creative use of the plants and decorations that inspire them.
Not a strict road map of *how-to*, each themed garden is explained in enough detail to set the tone yet allows for personal interpretation. There two additions to each theme that inspire: Adaptations, which brings a modern touch and After Harvest Application, which gives wonderful ideas for using the things you grow to enhance your surroundings after the harvest.
If your interest lies in the God aspect of magical gardening, there is a section to inspire you in this book. Truly a well rounded and easy to visualize reference guide to gardening, historical references, magical ideas and ideas, this is not a one time read. You will turn again and again to the information within its covers and utilize the well thought out information.
The practicality of the gardening ideas and uses of plants, stones, colors and patterns make this magical gardening book a must have for any practicing witch. Include this book in your must have bookshelf:
Gardening with the Goddess: Creating Gardens of Spirit and Magick by Patricia Telesco ISBN: 1-56414-553-0