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An avenue of chrysanthemums
An avenue of chrysanthemums, exhibition
in Horticulture Hall, Fairmont Park, Phila.


Hollingsworth, Buckner. Her garden was her delight. New York, Macmillan, 1962. 166 p.
   Bibliography: p. 160-166.

The Illustrated book of women gardeners. Edited by Deborah Kellaway. Boston, Little Brown, c1997. 223 p.
   SB455.I6 1997

Plumptre, George. The garden makers: the great tradition of garden design from 1600 to the present day. New York, Random House, c1993. 240 p.
   Bibliography: p. 236-237.
   SB61.P58 1993

Wilson, Andrew. Influential gardeners: the designers who shaped 20th-century garden style. New York, Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2002. 192 p
   SB469.9.W56 2002 <SciRR>



Elizabeth von Arnim
Arnim, Elizabeth von. Elizabeth and her German garden. London, New York, Macmillan, 1899. 175 p.
   PZ3.R9158 E3

Beth Chatto
Chatto, Beth. Beth Chatto's gravel garden: drought-resistant planting through the year. London, Frances Lincoln. 185 p.
   SB439.8 .C457 2000

Chatto, Beth. The damp garden. Sagaponack, NY, Sagapress, 1996. 348 p.
Introduced and updated by Thomas Fischer.
   SB423.3 .C47 1996

Chatto, Beth. The dry garden. London, Dent, 1978. 189 p.
   SB439.8 .C46

Chatto, Beth. Beth Chatto's garden notebook. Sagaponack, NY, Sagapress, 1997. 306 p.
   Introduced and updated by Thomas Fischer.
   SB455 .C47 1997

Jane Colden
Colden, Jane. Botanic manuscript. Edited by H. W. Rickett and Elizabeth C. Hall. New York, Garden Club of Orange and Dutchess Counties, New York, 1963. 205 p.

Brenda Colvin
Colvin, Brenda, and Jacqueline Tyrwhitt. Trees for town and country: a selection of sixty trees suitable for general cultivation in England. London, L. Humphries, 1947. 132 p.

Marion Cran
Cran, Marion. Gardens in America. London, H. Jenkins limited, 1931. 320 p.
   SB466.U6 C7

Cran, Marion. I know a garden. London, H. Jenkins limited, 1934. 316 p.
   SB466.G7 C85 1934

Thalassa Cruso
Cruso, Thalassa. Making things grow; a practical guide for the indoor gardener. New York, Knopf, 1969. 257 p.

Anne Ophelia Dowden
Dowden, Anne Ophelia Todd. This noble harvest: a chronicle of herbs. New York, Collins, 1979. 80 p.

Mrs. C. W. Earle
Earle, Maria Theresa. Pot-pourri from a Surry garden, by Mrs. C. W. Earle. London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1897. 381 p.
   On the Internet Archive:

Helena Rutherford Ely
Ely, Helena Rutherford. A woman’s hardy garden. New York, London, The Macmillan Company; London, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1903. 216 p.

Beatrix Farrand
Balmori, Diana, Diane Kostial McGuire, and Eleanor M. McPeck. Beatrix Farrand’s American landscapes: her gardens and campuses. Sagaponack, NY, Sagapress; Millwood, NY, distributed by Kraus R. and P., c1985. 215 p.
   The Wave Hill exhibition of Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes, April 21, 1985-August 4, 1985.
   Bibliography: p. 203-208.
   SB470.F37B35 1985

Beatrix Jones Farrand (1872-1959): fifty years of American landscape architecture, Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture, VIII. Edited by Diane Kostial McGuire and Lois Fern. Washington, Dumbarton Oaks Trustees for Harvard University, 1982. 142 p.
   SB470.F37D85 1980

Farrand, Beatrix. Beatrix Farrand’s Plant book for Dumbarton Oaks. Edited by Diane Kostial McGuire. Washington, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, 1980. 148 p.
   Also available online through Dumbarton Oaks:

Brown, Jane. Beatrix: the gardening life of Beatrix Jones Farrand, 1872-1959. New York, Viking, 1995. 252 p.    Bibliography: p. 244-245.
   SB470.F37B76 1995

Margery Fish
Chivers, Susan, and Suzanne Woloszynska. The cottage garden: Margery Fish at East Lambrook Manor. London, J. Murray, 1990. 124 p. SB466.G8E27 1990

Fish, Margery. Cottage garden flowers. Sterling, VA, Capital Books, c2001. 111 p.
   SB406.G7F57 2001

Fish, Margery. We made a garden. Foreword by Henry Boyd-Carpenter. London, Boston, Faber and Faber, 1983, c1956. 120 p.
   SB466.G8E273 1983

Penelope Hobhouse
Hobhouse, Penelope. A book of gardening: a practical guide. Boston, Little, Brown, c1986. 256 p.
   SB453.3.G7H63 1986

Hobhouse, Penelope. Borders. London, Pavilion; Kensington, M. Joseph, 1989. 112 p.
   SB424.H63 1989

Hobhouse, Penelope. The country gardener. Oxford, Phaidon, 1976. 190 p.
   Bibliography: p. 183-184.

Gertrude Jekyll
Bisgrove, Richard. The gardens of Gertrude Jekyll. Boston, Little Brown, c1992. 192 p.
   SB470.J38B57 1992

Brown, Jane. Gardens of a golden afternoon: the story of a partnership, Edwin Lutyens & Gertrude Jekyll. New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982. 208 p.
   SB469.9.B76 1982

Gunn, Fenja. Lost gardens of Gertrude Jekyll. New York, Maxwell Macmillan International, c1991. 144 p.
   SB473.G86 1991

Jekyll, Gertrude. Colour in the flower garden. London, Country Life Ltd., 1908. 148 p.

Jekyll, Gertrude. Garden ornament. London, Offices of Country Life; New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1918. 460 p.
   SB466.G7J495 1918

Jekyll, Gertrude. Gertrude Jekyll on gardening. Edited with a commentary by Penelope Hobhouse. London, National Trust, W. Collins, 336 p.
   Bibliography: p. 322-323.
   SB473.J34 1983

Jekyll, Gertrude. The making of a garden: Gertrude Jekyll, an anthology of her writings illustrated with her own photographs and drawings, and watercolours by contemporary artists. Compiled and edited by Cherry Lewis. Woodbridge, Suffolk, Antique Collector’s Club, 1985 (1989 printing). 167 p.
   SB455.3.J455 1985

Jekyll, Gertrude. Wall and water gardens. New York, C. Scribner’s Sons, 1901. 177 p.
   SB454.J5 1901

Massingham, Betty. Gertrude Jekyll: an illustrated life of Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932. Aylesbury, Shire Publications, 1975. 48 p.

Tankard, Judith B. and Martin A. Wood. Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood: writing, horticulture, photography, homebuilding. Foreword by Graham Stuart Thomas. Gloucestershire, Sutton Pub.; Sagaponack NY, Sagapress, 1996. 201 p.
   Bibliography: p. 193-196.
   SB466.G8M868 1996

Wallinger, Rosamund. Gertrude Jekyll’s lost garden: the restoration of an Edwardian masterpiece. Woodbridge, Garden Art Press, c2000. 215 p.
   SB470.J38W35 2000

Mrs. Francis (Louisa) King
King, Francis, Mrs. The flower garden day by day. Foreword by Gertrude Jekyll. New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1927. 210 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.

King, Francis, Mrs. The little garden: with illustrations and tables. Boston, The Atlantic Monthly Press, c1921. 94 p.

King, Francis, Mrs., and John Fothergill. The gardener’s colour book. New York, A. A. Knopf, 1929. 46p.

Jane Webb Loudon
Gathorne-Hardy, Robert. Garden flowers from plates by Jane Loudon. London, New York, B. T. Batsford, 1948. 12 p.

Howe, Bea. Lady with green fingers: the life of Jane Loudon. London, Country Life, 1961. 184 p.

Loudon, J. C. In search of English gardens: the travels of John Claudius Loudon and his wife Jane. Edited by Priscilla Boniface. Wheathampstead, Lennard Pub., 1987. 256 p.
   SB466.G75E5555 1987

Loudon, Jane. The ladies’ flower-garden of ornamental bulbous plants. 2nd ed. London, W. S. Orr & Co., 1849. 270 p.

Loudon, Mrs. Botany for ladies, or a popular introduction to the natural system of plants, according to the classification of De Candolle. London, J. Murray, 1842. 493 p.

Loudon, Mrs. The lady’s magazine of gardening. London, W. Smith, 1842. 1 v.
   SB450.9.L68 Rosenwald Coll <Rare Book RR>

Frances Theodora Parsons (Mrs. William Starr Dana)
Parsons, Frances Theodora. According to season. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1990. 175 p. Originally published New York, C. Scribner’s Sons, 1902.
   QK118.P2 1990

Parsons, Frances Theodora. How to know the wild flowers: a guide to the names, haunts, and habits of our common wild flowers. New York, C. Scribner’s Sons, 1895. 373 p.
   QK118.P24 1895

Eleanor Perenyi
Perenyi, Eleanor. Green thoughts: a writer in the garden. New York, Random House, c1981. 289 p.
   SB455.3 .P47 1981

Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
Rohde, Eleanour Sinclair. Gardens of delight throughout the year. Boston, New York, Hale, Cushman & Flint, c1936. 307 p.
   SB453 .R72 1936

Rohde, Eleanour Sinclair. The old English gardening books. London, M. Hopkinson and company limited, 1924. 144 p.
   Z5996.A1 R7

Rohde, Eleanour Sinclair. The scented garden. Boston, Hale, Cushman & Flint, c1936. 311 p.
   SB453 .R73 1936

Rohde, Eleanour Sinclair. Uncommon vegetables; how to grow & how to cook. London, Country Life, Ltd., 1943. 94 p.
   SB322 .R72

Vita Sackville-West
Brown, Jane. Vita’s other world: a gardening biography of V. Sackville-West. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Eng., New York, Viking, c1985. 239 p.
   SB63.S33B76 1985

Sackville-West, V. Some flowers. Watercolors by Graham Rust. New York, H. N. Abrams, 1993. 111 p.
   SB407.S265 1993

Ellen Biddle Shipman
Tankard, Judith B. The gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman. Sagaponack, NY, Sagapress, in association with the Library of American Landscape History; New York, distributed by H. N. Abrams, c1996. 230 p.
   Bibliography: p. 213-221.
   SB470.S48T36 1996

Rosemary Verey
Verey, Rosemary. Classic garden design: how to adapt and recreate garden features of the past. New York, Congdon & Weed; distributed by St. Martin’s Press, c1984. 160 p.
   SB472.V45 1984

Verey, Rosemary. The garden in winter. Portland, OR, Timber Press, 1995. 168 p.
   SB439.5.V47 1995 <SciRR>

Verey, Rosemary. Good planting. London, F. Lincoln, c1990. 168 p.
   SB473.V475 1990

Anna Bartlett Warner
Constitution Island; Compiled for the meeting of the Garden Club of America by the Constitution Island Association Inc. Newburgh, NY, Moore Printing Co., Inc. 1936. 37 p.
   Susan and Anna Warner, ‘the Bronte sisters of America’, p. 9-15.

Warner, Anna Bartlett. Gardening by myself. New York, A. D. F. Randolph & Co., 1872. 223 p.
   SB405.W3 1872

Louise Beebe Wilder
Wilder, Louise Beebe. Colour in my garden. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page, 1918. 410 p.

Wilder, Louise Beebe. The fragrant path: a book about sweet scented flowers and leaves. New York, The Macmillan Co., 1932. 407 p.
   Bibliography: p. 377-378.
   SB454.W63 1974

Compiled by Alison P. Kelly
March 2010

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