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Jekyll, Gertrude

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Rose author   Listing last updated on 24 May 2014.
[From A Book of Gardening: Ideas, Methods, Designs, by Penelope Hobhouse, p. 268: Gertrude Jekyll] loved to grow what she called 'free-growing' roses, letting them find their way up into old orchard trees or a shabby holly. With small-flowered species clematis and honeysuckle to extend the flowering season, pruning and typing in once a year is all the attention necessary. She planted her favourite white roses, 'The Garland' and 'Aimee Vibert', to grow as cascading fountains where the bloom would hang downward for all to see...
[From the Introduction, written by E.B. White, in Onward and Upward in the Garden, p. xvii:] When Miss Gertrude Jekyll, the famous English woman who opened up a whole new vista of gardening for Victorian England, prepared herself to work in her gardens, she pulled on a pair of Army boots and tied on an apron fitted with great pockets for her tools...
 
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