Some Flowers
Some Flowers

Some Flowers

By Vita Sackville-West, Illustrated by Graham Rust

GARDENING

112 Pages, 5.5 x 7.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: October 2014

ISBN 9781909881174

Rights: US & CA

Pavilion Books Group (Oct 2014)
National Trust

Price: $15.95
 
 

Overview

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

Reviews

"In this lovely reissue boasting full-page watercolors, Graham Rust's very capable artistry provides a more fitting accompaniment to Sackville-West's eclectic choices."  —Booklist

"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

Author Biography

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 ThePainted Ceiling and The Painted House.