Your Creative Roots Through Gardening
By Fran Sorin
believe the ultimate goal is not to be creative, but to learn how
to live creatively.”
was successful at her last job, but it wasn’t satisfying.
When the time came to create a garden at her new home, Sorin went
to special lengths for her garden and it eventually lead her to
a new career in garden design. The lessons learned during her career
change are what Digging Deep is all about. She tells her
clients to join her in designing their gardens. They react with
surprise, maybe even fear, but once they get past it they discover
how to create their garden and live their lives creatively.
book is set up in six sections.
stages of “creative unfolding within the context of your garden:
Imagining, Envisioning, Planning, Planting, Tending, Enjoying, and
stages are mini chapters of creative lessons. Sorin gives examples
by way of her experiences with her clients. She tells of her clients’
excitement in discovering a creative approach to life, in the hopes
that it will inspire the reader. It did this one. At the end of
the chapters, she gives readers things to do. They aren’t
demanding and some may even become nice habits.
Deep is an inspiring self-help book that uses gardening as
a metaphor. The book is well written and Sorin’s advice is
rational and clear. Digging Deep is the kind of book that
prompts one to at least try, and that’s more than most. Highly