In Your Garden

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For some fifteen years, from 1946 until 1961, the Observer carried a weekly gardening column by V. Sackville-West. Already established in her youth as a poet and a novelist, and co-creator of the great garden at Sissinghurst Castle, she combined her talents to create a unique gardening chronicle. Her readers eagerly anticipated each week's instalment and responded in their hundreds with letters of gratitude (or occasional indignation). The popularity of her articles was due to her unusual ability to weave a ...
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Overview

For some fifteen years, from 1946 until 1961, the Observer carried a weekly gardening column by V. Sackville-West. Already established in her youth as a poet and a novelist, and co-creator of the great garden at Sissinghurst Castle, she combined her talents to create a unique gardening chronicle. Her readers eagerly anticipated each week's instalment and responded in their hundreds with letters of gratitude (or occasional indignation). The popularity of her articles was due to her unusual ability to weave a simple, honest account of her gardening experiences with an inspiring romantic sensibility. The combination of informality and practical advice created a style that entertains as it informs, appealing to expert and amateur gardeners -- as well as to those happy simply to sit indoors and dream. Covering the period 1946-50, In Your Garden is the first volume in a series of four anthologies of her articles, which are arranged according to the month in which they were published. Also included are two longer essays by V. Sackville-West, describing a rare seventeenth-century gardening manual and the garden at Hidcote Manor, together with an extract from her 1937 book Some Flowers, which contains vignette descriptions of her favourites.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780753154632
  • Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Isis Hardcover Series
  • Edition description: Large Print
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

In Your Garden
January 17
February 26
March 40
April 50
May 60
June 72
July 84
August 97
September 108
October 120
November 136
December 149
A Little Flower Book 165
Some Flowers 173
Hidcote Manor 221
Appendix A Short List of Nurserymen 235
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