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The Beauties of a Cottage Garden (Penguin English Journeys #10)

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Paperback. Pub: 2009 Pages: 96 Publisher: Penguin Classics This is a celeation of the beauties and Possibilities of Heliotrope and Honeysuckle. Auricula. Snapdragon Spanish Iris and Corydalis and all the other plants that Enliven and Exalt the Gardens of England. Gertrude Jekyll gives good advice on how to make a garden a place of repose and pleasure. Writing with enthusia ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Penguin Group(CA)
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Karen Floyd
A quick and pleasurable read, this is actually excerpted from the book "Wood and Garden." Had I realized I would not have ordered this but simply gotten "Wood and Garden." This is from Penguin's "English ourneys" series. Penguin seems to be on a kick of publishing little books excerpted from larger works. See also their "Great Food" series. Why not ust publish the full works to begin with? I read this in an evening, but it was a pleasant evening with Gertrude and left me wanting to read more of ...more
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Gertrude Jekyll was an influential British garden designer, writer, and artist. She created over 400 gardens in the UK, Europe and the USA and contributed over 1,000 articles to Country Life, The Garden and other magazines.
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