Vita Sackville-West

35 Inspirational Gardening Quotes

– Posted in: Garden Musings
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A gift for you to enjoy this spring.... 35 Inspirational Gardening Quotes. If you have a plant and a garden, you have everything you need. Marcus Tullius Cicero Gardening is not a rational act. Margaret Atwood The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. Gertrude Jekyll Everything that slows us down [...]

Why Sissinghurst Has Continued – For More Than 70 Years – To Inspire Gardeners From All Over The World

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Visits

One of the greatest collaborations in the making of a garden is that of Vita Sackville West and her husband Harold Nicholson. Here's a peek at  Sissinghurst, one of the most famous and loved gardens in the world. For the history of Sissinghurst, visit The National Trust website. More about Vita and a love letter [...]

Silver-White Lovelies at Waterwise

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

Waterwise Botanicals nursery in Escondido, CA has newly planted display gardens, and one includes silver-white plants. Looking at the assortment made me wonder what legendary British designer Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) would have thought. (She created a famous white garden at Sissinghurst that people come from all over the world to see.) Sackville-West doubtless would have [...]

Adieu To A Great English Garden and The Creative Force Behind It – Nori and Sandra Pope

– Posted in: Garden Design
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OK...so I’m a sentimentalist. I still find it hard to accept that gardens are often dismantled or allowed to rapidly dissipate when their owners die. Think about sculptures, paintings, choreography, musical compositions and on and on: gardening is the only art form that is not promised a legacy for future generations. And yes, there are [...]