New Englishwoman's Garden

New Englishwoman's Garden

by Alvilde Lees-Milne, Louis Mackay
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
With characteristic British wit and pluck, 28 English ``ladies'' offer essays that recount the origin, philosophy and upkeep of their gardens in this companion to Lees-Milne and Verey's The Englishwoman's Garden. ``My donkey Benjamin is also my compost heap . . . . Every year I have mulched with Benjy's manure and there is now almost as much soil as there is stone,'' writes Mrs. Jill Cowley. ``Talking of pleasures, there are the delicious moments when wafts of scent stop you in your tracks to sniff the air,'' Mrs. Basil Barlow trills. ``The more I read the more I realise how little I know. I am afraid that I still tend to buy a shrub or plant because I like it, or its smell, rather than because it is the right plant for the right place. I know this is quite wrong, but I cannot resist it,'' confesses Lady FitzWalter. The essays are charming and chock-full of creative ideas about garden design, and the accompanying color photographs offer vivid views of these Englishwomen's gardens. (January 18)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Lees-Milne and Verey follow the same editorial formula that worked so well in their Englishwoman's Garden (Chatto & Windus, 1980) and Englishman's Garden (Godine, 1983). They present 28 more gardensranging from smaller cottage gardens to large parks surrounding estatesas fondly described by their owners. Some of the women inherited their gardens; others started them from scratch. Some gardeners are oriented to design while others enjoy the planting; but all share delight in plants. The color photographs will inspire Americans enchanted by English gardens. A popular book for larger libraries. Peter C. Leonard, Carnegie Lib. of Pittsburgh
Booknews
A sequel to The Englishwoman's garden. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881623178
Publisher:
Salem House Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/1988
Pages:
160

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