Sunday, 11 November 2007

Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden. Booktalk in The Blue Garden - 2

Twice I have visited Gertrude Jekyll's garden on Lindisfarne, the first time in late autumn, the second in early spring. The first time a little too late for the garden to show its best, the second time a little too late. I plan to go back to Lindisfarne next year, and this time in August, and look forward to see what the garden will look like then.
As a gardener and a garden lover I have known about Gertrude Jekyll for years, but it was not untill my Lindisfarne visit this spring that I bought my first book from Gertrude's pen, Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden. And many a summer night was spent out in the Blue Garden reading from this book, learning about how to grow a painting.

The colours of the Blue Garden are covered under a white quilt now, but the dreams of a next year and another colourful painting lives in me, and trough long, dark winter nights Gertrude Jekyll walks with me in my dreams.

2 comments:

Olivia Kroth said...

Hello Britt-Arnhild,
I have never been to Lindisfarne yet, but I have exactly the same book by Gertrude Jekyll which you are talking about. It is a wonderful garden book and I treasure it highly.

She was a superb master of gardening, her colour schemes and planting ideas are still unsurpassed today. You are lucky to have seen her original garden in England.

http://olivia-kroth.blog.de.vu

Barbara said...

And exactly the book you mentioned I do not know (though I have some other books about and from Gertrude Jekyll). I think I have to look for this when I'm in Dublin end of this week. Have a nice week with not too much snow!
Barbara