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Gardening at Sissinghurst
     

Gardening at Sissinghurst

by Tony Lord
 

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Created by Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson, Sissinghurst represents romatic gardening at its most successful. It is one of the most visited garden in Britain. This book relates the garden's outstanding features to the distinctive styles of Sir Harold and Vita, and examines the design, development, planting and maintenance of each part of the garden

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Created by Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson, Sissinghurst represents romatic gardening at its most successful. It is one of the most visited garden in Britain. This book relates the garden's outstanding features to the distinctive styles of Sir Harold and Vita, and examines the design, development, planting and maintenance of each part of the garden throughout the year. There are detailed planting plans of the beds and borders, and an analysis of the precise use of colors that make this garden one of the most copied in the world. A descriptive catalogue lists the plants raised at Sissinghurst and named after the garden or its creators.

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Illustrations in a book about a famous garden should be of four kinds. There should be two-page spreads of gorgeous panoramas, intimate close-ups of individual plants and flowers, garden plans, and pictures of the people who created the garden. The book should also give the garden's history, telling us about the people who planned it and brought it into being. We should learn what ideas shaped the garden, where the urns came from, and why certain plants have been chosen. Lord, a well-known garden photographer and author and member of several Royal Horticultural Society committees, provides all this and more. Each chapter of his beautiful and readable book deals with a separate garden room of Sissinghurst, the garden of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. The final chapter takes us "Behind the Scenes," where we meet the current gardeners, see the greenhouses and tools, and learn about schedules for deadheading, pruning, and planting. This would be a fine addition to any collection of landscape architecture, horticulture, or gardening.-Carol Cubberly, Univ. of Southern Mississippi Lib., Hattiesburg

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780711209916
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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