Sandbox forum: Gertrude Jekyll - Horticulturist

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Name: James
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JamesAcclaims
Nov 29, 2017 11:28 AM CST
Today is the 174th birthday of Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) and she is being featured as the Google Doodle for the day. She 'created some 400 gardens in the UK, Europe and America; her influence on garden design has been pervasive to this day'. She collected many species of plants for conservation, as well as for hardiness improvement. She traveled to many wonderful locations and designed many beautiful gardens. I think it is wonderful that she is being featured, on this her birthday. You can find many books, articles, and web pages about her online (for further reading), as well as many articles and books written by her.

"There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight."

http://gertrudejekyll.co.uk/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Nov 29, 2017 11:30 AM CST
OK but did Madame Hyde do?
Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
(Heat zone - 1, Sunset zone - 5)
Region: Pacific Northwest Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals Bromeliad Cactus and Succulents
Container Gardener Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Garden Procrastinator Garden Photography
Image
JamesAcclaims
Nov 29, 2017 11:33 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing I have no proof that she did not go by that name. I believe that book was written in 1885, so it would be during her time.
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon

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