by Deborah Kellaway
For the past one hundred years, women have written about their gardens, passing on their - sometimes painfully - acquired expertise to future generations of children and adult gardeners. They have advised others on the proper care of plants and the latest styles of flower arranging. They have planned garden layouts and planting schemes, in formal patterns or in carefully nurtured disarray. They have dug, planted, and weeded in their efforts to create personal gardens in the country or in town. Vita Sackville-West, for instance, writes to assure one reader she is "not the armchair, library-fireside gardener he evidently suspects...and that for the last forty years of my life I have broken by back, my fingernails, and sometimes my heart, in the practical pursuit of my favorite occupation."
Their gardens were intended to be enjoyed privately and, on occasion, by the visiting public, among whom the gardening writers could sometimes be numbered in their search for new ideas and inspiration.
Now color photographs, taken by women, bring to life the gardens and themes described in this book.
|Title||The Illustrated Book of Women Gardeners
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)
|File size||4.4 Mb
|Release date|| 02.05.1998
|Book rating||3.7 (1 votes)
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