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Gardening is a fine art. You need a painter's eye for color and composition, an architect's sense of balance and symmetry and a sculptor's feel for manipulating form and texture in three dimensions. And like any artist, a gardener needs a set of rules or principles, if only as guidelines, from which to work. In A Gardener's Journal, the internationally acclaimed garden expert Penelope Hobhouse introduces each month with her personal "rule" to garden by. The twelve principles that work for Hobhouse will also guide and enrich the experience of every gardener. She emphasizes the importance - as well as the pleasures - of keeping a journal. The pages allotted for each month, illustrated with magnificent photographs and illuminating captions, allow for personal notes every week of the year, for years to come. A regular contributor to gardening publications on both sides of the Atlantic, Penelope Hobhouse is virtually unequalled in the depth and range of her garden writing, as well as being an experienced gardener and widely respected garden planning consultant. She lectures in Britain, Europe and the United States.