Posts tagged Gertrude Jekyll

January 16, 2014

 

dinner plate dahlia

Dinner Plate Dahlias

The heads of the dinner plate dahlias are quite heavy, and sometimes they are displayed in a large float bowl so viewers can look down on their gorgeous petals.

April 11, 2013

 

bluebell drifts

Drifts Of Color

Do you follow Gertrude Jekyll’s advice about always planting three, or multiples of three?

August 18, 2005

 

russian sage in garden

Perovskia (Russian Sage)

Grey, silver plants soften the landscape if used wisely.

January 21, 2005

 

A couple walking through the garden of Sissinghurst.

Sissinghurst

Vita Sackville-West's luxuriant plantings create a setting of decadence and romance at the garden of Sissinghurst Castle.

January 14, 2005

 

A photo of the gardens at Prospect House at Princeton University.

Beatrix Farrand

Beatrix Farrand was a great American landscape designer. Two of her most famous gardens are found at Princeton and Yale Universities.

January 7, 2005

 

a picture of the Strode House at Barrington Court in England.

Gertrude Jekyll

Chances are you have come across the name Gertrude Jekyll in books on flowers. She has influenced gardeners for generations, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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