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The expertise, toil and creativity of women gardeners throughout the 20th century is celebrated in this comprehensive anthology, featuring horticultural writing and illustrated throughout by colour photographs and paintings of the gardens and gardeners. From diggers and weeders to plantswomen and landscape designers, the book is a reference for all gardeners - from the truly green-fingered to those of the armchair variety.
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Deborah Kellawayıs splendid collection of garden writing is at once a literary delight, a visual pleasure, and a practical companion bursting with inspiring, good-humored advice. Celebrating the skill and creativity of women gardeners throughout the last century, this beautifully illustrated anthology features the work of writers like Elizabeth von Arnim, Germaine Greer, Sylvia Plath, Vita Sackville-West, and Edith Wharton. Ranging widely, from diggers and weeders to plantswomen and landscape designers, this enchanting volume will be welcomed by all gardeners, armchair and otherwise.About the Author:
Deborah Kellaway is author of THE MAKING OF AN ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN in which she tells of the transformation of a rough Norfolk field. She has also written THE MAKING OF TOWN GARDENS, CLEMATIS AND RANUNCULACAE and FAVOURITE FLOWERS.
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Book Description Virago Press Ltd, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 274 pages. 9.50x6.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1853818186