V. Sackville West's Garden Book

By Vita Sackville-West,

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For 15 years, from 1946-1961, Vita Sackville-West wrote gardening articles for "The Observer". Her garden book, was published in 1968. For this new illustrated garden book, Robin Lane Fox, himself a gardening writer, has returned to the original Observer articles and made a new selection.

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One of the GOATs 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…

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