Sissinghurst Castle Farmhouse.
Sissinghurst is a romantic garden filled with inspiration for garden designers who want to bring a sense of history and mystery to their own gardens ... each garden room leading into another, with a beautiful surprise around every bend in the path, and through each boundary wall or hedged arch. It's a delight for the senses.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
|Photo by Chris Gladis|
When researching this post about Allium Giganteum, the first book I pulled off the shelves was an old Vita Sackville-West In Your Garden edition. The second was a facsimile edition of William Robinson's 19th century book, The English Flower Garden. I love indices. In the end, I pulled twelve books off my shelves that had some information about this allium, mostly contradictory.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
by Lorraine Syratt
Rambling roses are best in care-free romantic gardens. Like children, they tumble over walls, scramble through fences and climb into trees - happiest when left alone.
Rambling roses are generally more vigorous than climbing roses. They are well-suited to semi-horizontal growth. The ramblers scramble along fences, tumble down hills, spill over walls and walkways and are even trained to grow up through trees. They have an abundance of flower clusters and for gardeners with romantic tastes, rambling roses are a delightful addition the the garden.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Collecting rare antique and vintage gardening books can be an expensive endeavor, as valuable to the garden historian as they are to the collector.
Collecting vintage and antique gardening books is a passion, not just for gardeners but for bibliophiles with interests in garden history, old botanical prints, botany and garden design. Much can be learned from old gardening books, like the names of plants that are no longer in existence, old gardening techniques, and country lore. These books are most valuable to researchers when restoring an old garden to the original time period. They are a pleasure to read and a pleasure to own and grow a niche collection.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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Sunday, September 2, 2012
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