The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll

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Author: Richard Bisgrove

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520226203

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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"Should there be any doubt that Gertrude Jekyll was among the greatest practitioners of the art of gardening (there isn't, of course), a survey of this book will quickly confirm her almost totemic status in twentieth-century ornamental horticulture."--Wayne Winterrowd, Horticulture, The Magazine of American Gardening "[This book] is scholarly, well-written, and based on original research. The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll is the most innovative study of the patron saint of modern gardeners since Jane Brown's pioneering Gardens of a Golden Afternoon appeared ten years ago. . . . [Bisgrove's] is the most detailed and comprehensive analysis ever made of Gertrude Jekyll's gardening."--Charles Quest-Ritson, Gardens Illustrated "The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll serves as a living complement to her gardening ideas, indicating the scope and variety her gardening vision could assume. Richard Bisgrove has mined extensive archives for Jekyll's most effective planning schemes, and illustrates them with photographs of her existing gardens. He helpfully divides chapters by types of gardenincluding formal gardens, rose gardens, wild gardens, steps and walks, and sun and shade."--Ann Geneva, Literary Review "Gertrude Jekyll is famous the world over as the mother of the lush English garden. . . . The stage is set for an updated revival of the Jekyll cult. Her philosophical commitment to native plants and gardens that incorporate existing heathland and woods makes her environmentally up to date."--Diana Ketcham, New York Times "The most comprehensive study I have seen of the garden-making ideas of this astonishingly prolific lady . . . This is a book that can be read cover to cover -- but one to which people will refer time and again over the years."--Arthur Hellyer, Financial Times "Richard Bisgrove must now be firmly established as one of our most authoritative, painstaking yet easy-to-read garden historians . . . The writing is a happy combination of scholarship and art . . . readers must be equally delighted with Andrew Lawson's magnificent photographs."--Graham Stuart Thomas, The Garden

Gardening Companion

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Author: Gertrude Jekyll

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840222692

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

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Gertrude Jekyll grew up wanting to be a painter. But, 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 20th-century garden design. This is a posthumous collection of her notes and articles written over a period of nearly forty years.

Gertrude Jekyll

artist, gardener, craftswoman : a collection of essays to mark the 50th anniversary of her death

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Author: M. J. Tooley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 158

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Wood and Garden

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Author: Gertrude Jekyll

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732699269

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Reproduction of the original: Wood and Garden by Gertrude Jekyll

The Beauties of a Cottage Garden

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Author: Gertrude Jekyll

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141932902

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

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This is a celebration of the beauties and possibilities of Heliotrope and Honeysuckle, Auricula, Snapdragon, Spanish Iris and Corydalis, and all the other plants that enliven and exalt the gardens of England. Gertrude Jekyll gives good advice on how to make a garden a place of repose and pleasure. Writing with enthusiasm on the colours and scents of flowers, on the frustrations (and delights) of weeding and on the debasing influence of flower shows, she is practical, wise and entertaining in equal measure. Generations of inhabitants have helped shape the English countryside - but it has profoundly shaped us too.It has provoked a huge variety of responses from artists, writers, musicians and people who live and work on the land - as well as those who are travelling through it.English Journeys celebrates this long tradition with a series of twenty books on all aspects of the countryside, from stargazey pie and country churches, to man's relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside (as well as ghosts and love-struck soldiers).

Old English Household Life

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Author: Gertrude Jekyll

Publisher: Morse Press

ISBN: 1446523284

Category: History

Page: 224

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Anecdotal accounts of life in English houses. Extensively illustrated with drawings, sketches and photographs. Contents Include: Signs of Old Times; Village Interiors; The Fireside and Candlelight; Household Gods and Possessions; Country People, Occupations and Customs. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

Colour in the Flower Garden

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Author: Gertrude Jekyll

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528786718

Category: Gardening

Page: 207

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“Colour in the flower garden” is a vintage book on gardening that focuses on the use and variety of colourful flowers. It offers guidance for which flowers are best for each season, providing detailed descriptions, simple instructions, and expert tips to help the reader create a beautiful flower garden of their own. Contents include: “Introduction”, “A March Study And The Border Of Early Bulbs”, “The Wood”, “The Spring Garden”, “Between Spring And Summer”, “The June Garden”, “The Main Hardy Flower Border”, “The Flower Border In July”, “The Flower Border In August”, “The Flower Borders In September”, “Wood And Shrubbery Edges”, etc. Gertrude Jekyll (1843 – 1932) was a British garden designer, horticulturist, photographer, craftswoman, artist, and writer. She is responsible for designing and creating over 400 gardens in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States, as well as writing more than 1,000 articles for related magazines. She is credited with having had a significant influence on gardening by both British and American enthusiasts. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of gardening.

Old west Surrey

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Author: Gertrude Jekyll

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5876543357

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Miss Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932, gardener

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Author: Gertrude Jekyll,Jane Brown,Architectural Association (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 49

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