Legendary gardener Vita Sackville-West's affectionate and inspirational tribute to her 25 favorite plants
In Some Flowers, originally published in 1937, Vita Sackville-West took the novel step of choosing 25 of her favorite flowers and describing their appearance, origins, characteristics, and the best ways to grow them, in a series of beautifully expressive pen portraits which retain their vitality more than 70 years later. In this fresh edition, the exquisite watercolors of Graham Rust provide a perfect marriage of words and images, clearly demonstrating at last the accuracy and ingenuity of Vita Sackville-West's descriptions. This glorious second flowering of her personal, erudite, and poetical book will not only delight her many admirers but also guarantee her reputation with a new generation of gardening enthusiasts.
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Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) was an author, poet, and gardener. She created the Sissinghurst Castle Garden, which is among the most famous gardens in England. Graham Rust is a painter and muralist and the author of The Painted Ceiling and The Painted House.From Booklist:
Vita Sackville-West will always hold a very special place in gardening lore as the creator (along with her husband) of England's renowned and highly influential gardens at Sissinghurst. In her lifetime she was also acknowledged as an outstanding writer on horticultural subjects. First published in 1937, Some Flowers contains 25 descriptive passages in which the author highlights some of her favorite flowering plants and gives advice on their cultural requirements. Originally, Sackville-West's text was accompanied by stark black-and-white photographs. But in this lovely reissue boasting full-page watercolors, Graham Rust's very capable artistry provides a more fitting accompaniment to Sackville-West's eclectic choices. Alice Joyce
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Book Description Bramley Books, 2B, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. This specific book is in new condition with a hard board cover that has sharp edges/corners and a tight binding. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. The dust jacket is in fine condition with only the slightest bit of cover or edge wear and is price clipped. This is a remarkable book and is in new condition. ; jacket. The original of this book was published in 1937. This version takes 25 of her favorite flowers and she describes their appearance, origins and characteristics and the best ways to grow them with illustrations of them in color pen portrait. But for the items mentioned above, this is a new book and a welcome addition to any gardeners book collection. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 112 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 307
Book Description Bramley Books, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11184100037X
Book Description Bramley Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 184100037X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1872806