An Edwardian Lady's Flower Album

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Frances Lincoln Limited, Oct 1, 2005 - Gardening - 120 pages
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This charming flower calendar is a facsimile edition of a hand-illustrated manuscript created in 1913 by A.K. Landale. Agnes Katherine Landale, or Aggie as she was known to her family and friends, was married to an Indian merchant with a Scottish background. She lived in the pretty Surrey village of Limpsfield in a large house, where a team of eight gardeners tended a large garden with far-reaching views down to a lake and the village church beyond. It had an abundance of color overflowing with plants. An enormous greenhouse was crammed with peaches, nectarines and grapes. Aggie took inspiration from this remarkable garden to create this lavish calendar. Every page blossoms with hand-painted watercolour illustrations of seasonal plants for each day of the year and hand-drawn poems for every week of the year.

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