The Country Diary Christmas Book

Christmas roses were also a favourite of the great Edwardian gardner Gertrude Jekyll, who did so much to transform the stiff and pompous Victorian garden into one that flattered rather than tortured nature. She also extols the virtues of the startling blue Iris stylosa (now known as the Iris unguicularis) which looks so fragile that it is hard to believe it will survive a day in the cold. A small vase of these in bleak mid-winter never fails to draw comment and reminds one of summer.  By Sarah Hollis


About Donna Jackson

I am the librarian for the Wakefield Library Association. I am in the process using information services to bring more patrons into our historic library. I am taking online classes in the library science field to get a degree in Library Science.
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