Gertrude Jekyll The Gardening Companion (Wordsworth Reference) Book

Gertrude Jekyll The Gardening Companion (Wordsworth Reference) Book

The Gardening Companion (Wordsworth Reference)

Gertrude Jekyll grew up wanting to be a painter Fortunately for all gardeners, she turned to gardening instead, where her love of plants, allied to her eye for colour and for the architectural structure of a garden, produced a revolution in twentieth century garden design By her writings, and by the gardens she created notably her own at Munstead Wood , she killed off Gertrude Jekyll grew up wanting to be a painter Fortunately for all gardeners, she turned to gardening instead, where her love of plants, allied to her eye for colour and for the architectural structure of a garden, produced a revolution in twentieth century garden design By her writings, and by the gardens she created notably her own at Munstead Wood , she killed off the regimental Parks Department style of gardening, with its ugly rows of ill matched bedding plants, and introduced the idea of a garden as a succession of rooms or spaces in which every plant, shrub or tree would be in harmony with every other A posthumous collection of her notes and articles written over a period of nearly forty years, it is a distillation of her revolutionary approach to gardening More than that, it communicates a love of plants and the natural world which is wholly inspiring and at times highly moving

Title : The Gardening Companion (Wordsworth Reference)
Author :  Gertrude Jekyll
Language : English
Isbn : 1840222697
Format : Paperback
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