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Author: Gertrude Jekyll

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: UVA:X000870001

Category: Flower gardening

Page: 283

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1983 By Gertrude Jekyll

This wonderful book contains a selection of the best and most important passages from Gertrude Jekyll's many books on gardening.

Author: Gertrude Jekyll


ISBN: 1846892902

Category: Gardening

Page: 283

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This wonderful book contains a selection of the best and most important passages from Gertrude Jekyll's many books on gardening. It is divided into eight chapters, on subjects from Design and Ornament and Colour and Scent to Flowers in the House, each one filled with sound common sense, wise advice and enormous knowledge which Gertrude includes in her books. Gertrude Jekyll (1843 - 1932) was one of the founding figures of modern British gardening. 'The greatest artist in horticulture and garden planting that England had produced.' Christopher Hussey
2018-06-20 By Gertrude Jekyll

The Gardener's Essential Gertrude Jekyll. Boston: David R. Godine Publisher, 1995. Jekyll, Gertrude. Gertrude Jekyll's Color Schemes for the Flower Garden. London, England: Frances Lincoln Publishers, 2001. Kingsbury, Noel.

Author: Sally Roth

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604696745

Category: Gardening

Page: 284

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A fresh approach and simple way to transform your yard! The prospect of revamping a yard is daunting. Where do you start? How do all the various areas come together in a beautiful, cohesive way? The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Garden simplifies the process by showing you how to spend fewer hours (and a minimal amount of money) in the garden by tackling one small area at a time. You’ll find garden plans for ten unique areas—the entryway, the shady areas under trees, and more—that can be linked together over time to create a unified yard, and plants that are dependable, easy to find, and look good year after year. You’ll also learn the basics of good design, which plants offer the most bloom for your buck, and how to avoid the most common planting mistakes.
2017-02-08 By Sally Roth

"Should there be any doubt that Gertrude Jekyll was among the greatest practitioners of the art of gardening (there isn't, of course), a survey of this book will quickly confirm her almost totemic status in twentieth-century ornamental ...

Author: Richard Bisgrove

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520226208

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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"Should there be any doubt that Gertrude Jekyll was among the greatest practitioners of the art of gardening (there isn't, of course), a survey of this book will quickly confirm her almost totemic status in twentieth-century ornamental horticulture."--Wayne Winterrowd, Horticulture, The Magazine of American Gardening "[This book] is scholarly, well-written, and based on original research. The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll is the most innovative study of the patron saint of modern gardeners since Jane Brown's pioneering Gardens of a Golden Afternoon appeared ten years ago. . . . [Bisgrove's] is the most detailed and comprehensive analysis ever made of Gertrude Jekyll's gardening."--Charles Quest-Ritson, Gardens Illustrated "The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll serves as a living complement to her gardening ideas, indicating the scope and variety her gardening vision could assume. Richard Bisgrove has mined extensive archives for Jekyll's most effective planning schemes, and illustrates them with photographs of her existing gardens. He helpfully divides chapters by types of gardenincluding formal gardens, rose gardens, wild gardens, steps and walks, and sun and shade."--Ann Geneva, Literary Review "Gertrude Jekyll is famous the world over as the mother of the lush English garden. . . . The stage is set for an updated revival of the Jekyll cult. Her philosophical commitment to native plants and gardens that incorporate existing heathland and woods makes her environmentally up to date."--Diana Ketcham, New York Times "The most comprehensive study I have seen of the garden-making ideas of this astonishingly prolific lady . . . This is a book that can be read cover to cover -- but one to which people will refer time and again over the years."--Arthur Hellyer, Financial Times "Richard Bisgrove must now be firmly established as one of our most authoritative, painstaking yet easy-to-read garden historians . . . The writing is a happy combination of scholarship and art . . . readers must be equally delighted with Andrew Lawson's magnificent photographs."--Graham Stuart Thomas, The Garden
2000-01-01 By Richard Bisgrove

The Japanese , if one may say so without offense to that nation of superb gardeners , have in some cases turned the ... There is such a thing ( as the admirable gardener Gertrude Jekyll once observed of the old white lilac ' Marie ...

Author: Henry Mitchell

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253215854

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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"The most soul-satisfying gardening book in years." --New York Times (March 1982, reviewing the 1981 cloth edition from IU Press). "Genuinely a classic..." --Los Angeles Times (on the occasion of Houghton Mifflin's paperback edition, which came out in 1994). "Is there anyone alive with the slightest interest in gardening who doesn't know that Henry Mitchell is one of the funniest and most truthful garden columnists we've got?" --Allen Lacy "Mitchell is a joy to read. He has tried and failed, persevered and triumphed, and he has many sound recommendations for us fumblers and failures." --Celestine Sibley, in the Atlanta Constitution. "Henry Mitchell is one of America's most entertaining and enlightening garden writers.... 'Garden writer' fails, in truth, to describe this man. He gardens and he writes--the former, if we take him at his word, with lust and loathing, foolhardiness and finesse; the latter with gentle irony and consummate skill." --Pacific Horticulture "Mitchell mixes practical advice, encouragement, philosophic consolation and wit. He is the neighbor you wish you could talk to over the back fence." --House and Garden Henry Mitchell was to gardening what Izaak Walton was to fishing. The Essential Earthman is a collection of the best of his long-running column for the Washington Post. Although he offered invaluable tips for novice as well as seasoned gardeners, at the heart of his essays were piquant observations: on keeping records; the role of trees in gardens (they don't belong there); how a gardener should weather the winter; on shrubs, bulbs, and fragrant flowers--and about observation itself. Here's one example: Marigolds gain enormously in impact when used as sparingly as ultimatums. Henry Mitchell came to his subject with reverence, passion, humor, and a contagious enthusiasm tempered only by his sober knowledge of human frailty. The Essential Earthman is for all who love gardening--even those who only dream of doing it.
2003-01-24 By Henry Mitchell

Jekyll, Gertrude (1991) The Gardener's Essential Gertrude Jekyll, ed. E. Lawrence. London: Robinson. Jellicoe, Geoffrey, and Jellicoe, Susan (1995) The Landscape of Man: Shaping the Environment from Prehistory to the Present Day, ...

Author: David E. Cooper

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191516139

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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Why do gardens matter so much and mean so much to people? That is the intriguing question to which David Cooper seeks an answer in this book. Given the enthusiasm for gardens in human civilization ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, it is surprising that the question has been so long neglected by modern philosophy. Now at last there is a philosophy of gardens. Not only is this a fascinating subject in its own right, it also provides a reminder that the subject-matter of aesthetics is broader than the fine arts; that ethics is not just about moral issues but about 'the good life'; and that environmental philosophy should not focus only on 'wilderness' to the exclusion of the humanly shaped environment. David Cooper identifies garden appreciation as a special human phenomenon distinct from both from the appreciation of art and the appreciation of nature. He explores the importance of various 'garden-practices' and shows how not only gardening itself, but activities to which the garden especially lends itself, including social and meditative activities, contribute to the good life. And he distinguishes the many kinds of meanings that gardens may have, from representation of nature to emotional expression, from historical significance to symbolization of a spiritual relationship to the world. Building on the familiar observation that, among human beings' creations, the garden is peculiarly dependent on the co-operation of nature, Cooper argues that the garden matters as an epiphany of an intimate co-dependence between human creative activity in the world and the 'mystery' that allows there to be a world for them at all. A Philosophy of Gardens will open up this subject to students and scholars of aesthetics, ethics, and cultural and environmental studies, and to anyone with a reflective interest in things horticultural.
2006-02-02 By David E. Cooper

Gertrude Jekyll , On Gardening ( New York : Charles Scribner's Sons , 1964 ) . Reissued as The Gardener's Essential Gertrude Jekyll ( Boston : David R. Godine Publisher , 1986 ) . 13. Interview with Hannah Withers .

Author: Emily Herring Wilson

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807085634

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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No One Gardens Alone tells for the first time the story of Elizabeth Lawrence (1904-1985). Like classic biographies of Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay, this fascinating book reveals Lawrence in all her complexity and establishes her, at last, as one of the premier gardeners and gardening writers of the twentieth century. "In this first biography of the renowned gardening writer Elizabeth Lawrence, Emily Herring Wilson reminds us that even quiet lives hold unsuspected passions. Written with graceful clarity, sensitivity, and empathy, this life is a perennial."--Linda H. Davis, author of Onward and Upward: A Biography of Katharine S. White Elizabeth Lawrence (1904-1985) lived a singular, often contradictory life. She was a traditional southerner; a successful, independent garden writer with her own newspaper column and numerous books to her credit; a dutiful daughter who cared for her elders and lived with her mother; a landscape architect; a passionate poet; a friend of literary figures like Eudora Welty and Joseph Mitchell; and a very private woman whose recently discovered letters illuminate aspects of her mystery. Lawrence earned many fans during her lifetime and gained even more after her death with the reissue of many of her classic books. When Emily Herring Wilson edited a collection of letters between Lawrence and famed New Yorker editor Katharine S. White in Two Gardeners, she found legions of readers who were eager to know more about the legendary Lawrence. Now, one hundred years after her birth, No One Gardens Alone tells for the first time the story of this fascinating woman. Like classic biographies of literary figures such as Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay, this book reveals Lawrence in all her complexity and establishes her, at last, as one of the premier gardeners and garden writers of the twentieth century.
2005-09-15 By Emily Herring Wilson

Nonpareil Books returns to print important and enjoyable books that we feel are a vital contribution to our literature ... 18.95 The Gardener's Essential Gertrude Jekyll by Gertrude Jekyll 288 PAGES ; 599-3 ; $ 13.95 Dance Me Outside by ...

Author: Michel de Montaigne

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 1567920985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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Selections from Montaigne's essays are arranged to form a sort of autobiography

... Descartes' Error; Looking for Spinoza Loren Eiseley, The Immense journey Sue Hubbell, A Country Year Gertrude jekyll, The Gardener's Essential Gertrude jekyll i'jamaica Kincaid, My Garden [Book]; My Favorite Plant Maxine Kumin, ...

Author: Donna Seaman

Publisher: Paul Dry Books

ISBN: 9781589880214

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 467

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Culled from Donna Seaman’s Chicago radio program, Open Books, this collection of interviews highlights Seaman's in-depth conversations with writers of literary fiction and creative nonfiction. A wide range of topics are discussed, including writers' inspiration, their favorite books, their working and research habits, and their opinion of the state of literature today. An introductory essay accompanies each interview and provides a brief biographical and critical discussion of the author's background and work. Interviews with Margaret Atwood, T. C. Boyle, Sandra Cisneros, Jamaica Kincaid, Chang-rae Lee, Alice McDermott, and Joyce Carol Oates are among those included.
2005 By Donna Seaman

The Gardener's Essential Gertrude Jekyll. Ludlow. Excellent Press. Jenkins, Henry, Katie Clinton, Ravi Purushotma, Alice J. Robison, and Margaret Weigel. 2006. Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the ...

Author: Dominic McIver Lopes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192562111

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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No values figure as pervasively and intimately in our lives as beauty and other aesthetic values. They animate the arts, as well as design, fashion, food, and entertainment. They orient us upon the natural world. And we even find them in the deepest insights of science and mathematics. For centuries, however, philosophers and other thinkers have identified beauty with what brings pleasure. Concerned that aesthetic hedonism has led us to question beauty's significance, Dominic McIver Lopes offers an entirely new theory of beauty in this volume. Beauty engages us in action, in concert with others, in the context of social networks. Lopes's 'network theory' explains the social dimension of aesthetic agency, the tie between beauty and pleasure, the importance of disagreement in matters of taste, and the reality of aesthetic values as denizens of the natural world. The two closing chapters shed light on why aesthetic engagement is so important to quality of life, and why it deserves (and gets) lavish public support. Being for Beauty offers a fresh contribution to aesthetics but also to thinking about metanormativity, the metaphysics of value, and virtue theory.
2018-09-13 By Dominic McIver Lopes