|Lorene Edwards Forkner|
If you've ever met Lorene, you know that she's a bundle of energy and you rarely ever see her without a smile on her face. Her gardens reflect that energy and her creativity shines in all the personal touches she put there. Many of those things I saw in her garden are illustrated in her new book, Handmade Garden Projects: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting & More.
How can one person come up with so many unique ideas? I'm not kidding. This book is crammed with them. And there isn't a single one that is difficult to pull off. She gives excellent and easy-to-follow instructions for each little thing.
Take this fold-away potting bench, for instance:
I liked it when I saw it in her garden and I was glad to see it in her book.
And then there are homemade fireflies. So cute! She uses LED lights, coin batteries and magnets. I really want to know how she thought of this. Brilliant, when placed on magnetic surfaces, such as shepherd's crooks.
|Like this terrarium table? Lorene shows how to make it from |
an industrial light fixture.
There are trellises and fountains and stepping stones and objets d'art. There are things I never would have thought of in a million years. A turf tattoo??? Seriously.
|How-tos for this old world water fountain are in the book.|
This is really a fun book. Timber Press sent a copy to me free of charge and they're going to send one to one lucky reader of this blog, too! All you have to do to enter the random drawing is to leave a comment here, telling me if you have ever handmade anything especially for your garden and what it was.
I'll use the Random.org random number generator to choose a winner from all the entries. Be sure I've got a way to contact you if you're the winner. Giveaway ends at midnight EDT, on Monday, May 21, 2012.
|Lorene's "Field Office." Isn't this fun?|
WINNER!! According to Random.org, it pays to be prompt! Laura Thomas, you win! Please email me through my profile and let me know your shipping address so I can provide it to Timber Press. CONGRATULATIONS!
And thank you to all who entered. More giveaways to come!