This beautifully illustrated personal sketchbook includes records of planting, harvesting, and blooming throughout the four seasons-plus a host of useful information for any gardener. Included are an illustrated list of herbs and their uses, a homespun recipe for waterproofing boots, and advice on distinguishing a robin's egg from a bullfinch's. Also peppered throughout are quotations and guidance from well-known gardening authorities, including Mary Russell Mitford, C. W. Earle, Vita Sackville-West, and Louise Beebe Wilder. Gardners everywhere will take great pleasure in this collection of intimate musings, thoughtful philosophy, and touching artwork. Mary Woodin was first trained as a textile designer at Manchester Metropolitan University in England and later as a ceramic designer at the Royal College of Art. She has worked in all areas of surface pattern design. Her major commissions include designs for the London Underground's South Kensington station.
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(204mm x 178mm x 24mm)
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Author Biography - Mary Woodin
Mary Woodin first trained as a textile designer and later as a ceramic designer at the Royal College of Art.. She has worked in all areas of surface pattern design. Her commissions include designs for the London Underground's South Kensington station. Her interest in gardening began when she moved to Blackheath, London. She now divides her time between gardening, commercial illustration and looking after two small children.