Some Flowers by Vita Sackville-westSome Flowers by Vita Sackville-west

Some Flowers

byVita Sackville-westIllustratorGraham Rust

Hardcover | October 1, 2014

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Legendary gardener Vita Sackville-West's affectionate and inspirational tribute to her 25 favorite plants

In Some Flowers, originally published in 1937, Vita Sackville-West took the novel step of choosing 25 of her favorite flowers and describing their appearance, origins, characteristics, and the best ways to grow them, in a series of beautifully expressive pen portraits which retain their vitality more than 70 years later. In this fresh edition, the exquisite watercolors of Graham Rust provide a perfect marriage of words and images, clearly demonstrating at last the accuracy and ingenuity of Vita Sackville-West's descriptions. This glorious second flowering of her personal, erudite, and poetical book will not only delight her many admirers but also guarantee her reputation with a new generation of gardening enthusiasts.

Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) was an author, poet, and gardener. She created the Sissinghurst Castle Garden, which is among the most famous gardens in England. Graham Rust is a painter and muralist and the author of The Painted Ceiling and The Painted House.
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Title:Some FlowersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 7.5 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:October 1, 2014Publisher:National TrustLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909881171

ISBN - 13:9781909881174

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“Sackville-West is one of those writers who virtually never wrote a dull word of nonfiction, and this 1937 gem is certainly no exception…the watercolors certainly make for a very attractive package.”  —Stevereads