First published at the beginning of the 20th century, this book by Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) discusses garden ornaments as it relates to architecture and she links her comments to a selection of illustrations from the Country Life photographic collection to show what should or should not be done. It was however, not part of Gertrude Jekyll's intention to encourage the use of garden ornaments but rather to explain how they could and should be used to achieve the best possible effect. Her book is as applicable to the small garden as to the grand estate and, with the author's help, the reader is shown that correct proportions, balance and colours can be learned first on a larger scale if the reader is to become proficient in planting at a more modest level.
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