The Gardener's Essential, Gertrude Jekyll. Selected and with an introduction by Elizabeth Lawrence.
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Includes the following essays: Introduction by Elizabeth Lawrence / A Gardening Credo / Design and Ornament / The Year in the Garden / Flowers, Shrubs, Trees / Colour and Scent / Special Gardens / Flowers in the House / A Country Miscellany. Gertrude Jekyll (1843 - 1942) was one of the founding figures of modern British gardening. Born in London, she studied at the Kensington School of Art and maintained a career as a painter until nearing middle age, when she turned to horticulture. Before she died, she had written thirteen books and made plans for, or taken part in the planning of, almost 350 gardens, many of which were designed in collaboration with the architect Edwin Lutyens.