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The Illustrated Gertrude Jekyll: Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden Gertrude Jekyll

The Illustrated Gertrude Jekyll: Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden

Gertrude Jekyll

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ISBN : 9780316306997
Hardcover
186 pages
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Amazon.com reviewFor those who are truly crazy about making and playing in flower gardens, this Gertrude Jekyll book is one of the best. Its not a practical how-to book. Few gardeners will share the climate she was writing about, or have herMoreAmazon.com reviewFor those who are truly crazy about making and playing in flower gardens, this Gertrude Jekyll book is one of the best. Its not a practical how-to book. Few gardeners will share the climate she was writing about, or have her enviable resources, like a tidy trust fund, 10 acres and a small staff of gardeners. Ms. Jekyll was the most famous garden writer of her day, producing many books in addition to writing articles and designing a lot of high-end residential flower gardens.This book is a fascinating and surprisingly relevant record of how she contrived her own flower gardens a hundred years ago. There are detailed planting plans of her gardens, drawn by her, and also some fantasy garden designs. In addition to the classic flower border (which she had a strong hand in inventing) there are designs for bulb and annual flower gardens, and many, many other ideas for landscaping. If you think the gardens of an elderly lady in England a hundred years ago would be filled with washed-out colors and fussy ornaments, you are in for a huge surprise.Like Russell Pages The Education of a Gardener, this is the chance to get inside the mind of a great artist: how they think, how they see, and how they tranlate their insights into garden design. As originally published (with plan drawings and photos by Ms. Jekyll) her original is an all time classic.Im not completely enthusiastic about this edition. Some plant names are updated (fine), many color pictures are added (nice pics, but none of Ms. Jekylls gardens), modern watercolors of plants mentioned in the copy are scattered about (OK, but more decoration than education) and a few additional Jekyll designs not included in the original book were added (very nice).Negatively, they edit her plan drawings a bit, coloring them in, and removing the original scale marking, so you cant tell how big the beds are. The coloring will help those not super-familiar with plant names to get the jist of the designs. They have also removed some of her original B&W photos. Thats not good. Im sorry I lent my original version to someone and lost it. - K. MulcahyImportant Notice!! Please read before you purchase.- This book was produced from scanning process so you CAN’T use some text feature such as Adjust Font Size, Search or Highlight.- Since this book does NOT support TEXT adjustment Function, we strongly do not recommend reading it with mobile phone, Android, BB or any small device.- This book does NOT support Text To Speech Function.Product descriptionIf you HATE the book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words, this book is for you.We dont use OCRd book technology (Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the mechanical or electronic translation of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text) to make the kindle version but we bring to you by THE SCANNING OR PHOTOGRAPH PROCESS. So everything you see here is almost same as original version. It may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact.We hope you enjoy and are satisfied with our book. For more interesting books, please search for ‘AMA publication’.AMA Publication