In Your Garden #2020

In Your Garden By Vita Sackville-West In Your Garden One of the members of the Bloomsbury Group and a friend of Virginia Woolf Sackville West offers a charming gardening companion Sackville West s essays are inspiration for gardeners everywhere for al
  • Title: In Your Garden
  • Author: Vita Sackville-West
  • ISBN: 9781572700949
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Audio
  • In Your Garden By Vita Sackville-West One of the members of the Bloomsbury Group and a friend of Virginia Woolf, Sackville West offers a charming gardening companion Sackville West s essays are inspiration for gardeners everywhere, for all seasons.
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    About "Vita Sackville-West"

    1. Vita Sackville-West

      Vita Sackville West was a prolific author, poet and memoirist in early 20th Century Britain who is known not only for her writing, but for her not so private, private life While married to the diplomat Harold Nicolson, she conducted a series of scandalous amorous liaisons with many women, including the brilliant Virginia Woolf They had an open marriage Both Sackville West and her husband had same sex relationships Her exuberant aristocratic life was one of inordinate privilege and way ahead of her time She frequently traveled to Europe in the company of one or the other of her lovers and often dressed as a man to be able to gain access to places where only the couples could go Gardening, like writing, was a passion Vita cherished with the certainty of a vocation she wrote books on the topic and constructed the gardens of the castle of Sissinghurst, one of England s most beautiful gardens at her home.She published her first book Poems of East and West in 1917 She followed this with a novel, Heritage, in 1919 A second novel, The Heir 1922 , dealt with her feelings about her family Her next book, Knole and the Sackvilles 1922 , covered her family history The Edwardians 1930 and All Passion Spent 1931 are perhaps her best known novels today In the latter, the elderly Lady Slane courageously embraces a long suppressed sense of freedom and whimsy after a lifetime of convention In 1948 she was appointed a Companion of Honour for her services to literature She continued to develop her garden at Sissinghurst Castle and for many years wrote a weekly gardening column for The Observer In 1955 she was awarded the gold Veitch medal of the Royal Horticultural Society In her last decade she published a further biography, Daughter of France 1959 and a final novel, No Signposts in the Sea 1961.She died of cancer on June 2, 1962.

    117 thoughts on “In Your Garden”

    1. Totally delightful A collection of Vita s articles about her garden at Sissinghurste famous white garden I ve read about the white garden before this book have tried to grow one in each place I ve lived on a minor minor scale Most of my efforts were EPIC fails due to the climate in Australia Still as one s knowledge of gardening grows so does your garden I d recommend this for anyone interested in garden design or in Vita herself.


    2. This was great fun Vita Sackville West has a super sense of humor, and as we all know, vast knowledge about plants and gardening in England Her descriptions of designs and plants are lovely Great reading for winter My favorite quote from the book A plant token gift certificate is a real gift from heaven it represents an extravagance one might hesitate to commit for oneself a luxury, an extra, a treat One has no alternative, for, unlike a cheque, one cannot virtuously put it to the reduction of o [...]


    3. This is a collection of V Sackville West s articles on plants and gardening It s definitely not a practical guide and I m sure she had gardeners on her estate but it s the perfect book to read to get inspired about your own gardening projects It s most helpful to read in the late fall or winter, to dream up new schemes for spring planting Also fun if you like period writing nobody writes how to pieces in this style any possibly for good reason


    4. A compilation of her gardening articles in the London Times.ghtfulher enthusiasim is contagious For those of you who have seen her home, Sissinghurst and the White Garden is so interesting to read about when she was just thinking about how to put it all together





    5. Having visited Sissinghurst very recently, I enjoyed reading the very personal account of Vita Sackville West and her ideas behind some of the design and planting in the garden.


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