Flowers in House and Garden

Flowers in House and Garden
Flowers in House and GardenFlowers in House and GardenFlowers in House and Garden

Constance Spry. Foreword by Phylis Moore. Decorations by Rex Whistler.

London. J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd. 1946. Fourth impression. First published in 1937. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. xx, 179 pages. 3 tail-piece decorations and 1 text illustration by Rex Whistler. Coloured frontispiece and 48 black-and-white photographs. 255 x 195mm (10 x 7"). 0.75kg. . English. Very good; the fragile jacket has occasional nicks, creases and short tears to the edges, with wear to head and base of spine and forecorners, the white jacket is lightly soiled, small area of remains of sticker to front cover; slight wear to edges of boards, some light spotting to page edges; no inscriptions, not price-clipped.

Constance Spry's second book on the art of floral decoration. In Flowers in House and Garden Spry offers practical advice, suggesting what plants and colours to use and how to arrange them for each month of the year. She advocates the development of a strong working relationship between the homeowner and their gardener in order to produce optimum floral results. The book contains a list of plants suitable for herbaceous borders and a selection of shrubs. Spry also includes notes on decorations for parties, weddings and Christmas. Some charming decorations by Rex Whistler illustrate the text; these were originally published in an article in Harper's Bazaar.