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Home and Garden: Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Worker in Both
     

Home and Garden: Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Worker in Both

by Gertrude Jekyll
 

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Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932), the distinguished and influential garden designer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, originally trained as an artist but later turned her hand to craftwork, gardening, and plant collecting and breeding. During her career she collaborated with distinguished architects such as Sir Edwin Lutyens and reached a popular

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Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932), the distinguished and influential garden designer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, originally trained as an artist but later turned her hand to craftwork, gardening, and plant collecting and breeding. During her career she collaborated with distinguished architects such as Sir Edwin Lutyens and reached a popular audience through the publication of articles in newspapers and magazines such as William Robinson's The Garden. Jekyll's second book, first published in 1890, is a collection of her advice and reflections on a range of topics, particularly those relating to her own home, Munstead Wood. It contains chapters on particular plants, and gives guidance on projects such as building rock gardens, as well as more idiosyncratic pieces on her cats, or the importance of one's own tools. Jekyll's informal tone and the range of topics discussed make this a fascinating work of social and gardening history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108037204
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/22/2011
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Life Sciences Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
404
Sales rank:
965,654
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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