Practical gardening advice mingles charmingly with poetic descriptions of the plants that Vita Sackville-West admired. These essays, first published in the London Observer more than 50 years ago, reflect the author's experience in England with her garden at Sissinghurst Castle; however, all of the plants are grown in America and suited to large sections of the American climate. The result is a useful and gracious guide to some unusual but easy to grow plants from the pen of a poet who was also a working gardener. A Cover to Cover Classic Complete and Unabridged. 4 cassettes.
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Janet McTeer, highly recognized on both British and American stages, won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Nora in Ibsen's The Doll's House on Broadway. She recently played the part of Sackville-West in the BBC adaptation of Portrait of a Marriage.From AudioFile:
This month-by-month selection of Vita Sackville-West's gardening columns for the LONDON OBSERVER evokes Andrew Marvell's restful phrase, "a green thought in a green shade." Her setting is the English cottage garden; her values stated in 1940s shillings and pence; her relations with plants intimate, anthropomorphic, and correct in all British and Latin nomenclature. Today's backyard gardener may find it easier to listen to than to follow her advice on the common quince and the copper beech. ("Oh, why," I cried to myself, "don't we all plant even a short length of copper beech hedge!") But McTeer's elegant rendering of the wonderful diction and flair of the mistress of Sissinghurst Castle is the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon of summer gardening, or, better yet, to the contemplation of a summer garden from the cool shade of a hammock. D.A.W. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Descrizione libro Oxenwood Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110952708000