Item #28310 V. Sackville-West's Garden Book. Vita Sackville-West.

V. Sackville-West's Garden Book.

New York: Atheneum, 1979. A Fine copy in a Fine clipped dust jacket. This volume collects the best of Ms. West's garden articles written for the London Observer over fourteen years. One of the greats of garden design, Sackville-West wrote a gardening column in The Observer from 1947 to 1961, and those discursive, dishy columns are compiled in this book. Twelve chapters for twelve months make this massive topic easier to enter, but Sackville-West's unpretentious yet opinionated writing already hooks you instantly. In this book, you can conspire on a “green, grey, and white garden” and learn exactly what plants and hardscaping you need. In the May chapter, find a radical way to grow clematis (horizontally instead of vertically) with a quick DIY. Sackville-West argues for the design benefits of her recommendations (for the clematis, enjoying the upturned flowers without craning your neck). But knowing many of these principles were applied to the famed Sissinghurst garden is all the convincing we need. Item #28310

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