Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The Thoughtful Gardener by Jinny Blom: Book Review on Modern Country Style

Remember last time, I shared one of the legendary garden designer Jinny Blom's beautiful gardens? Today, I want to show you a book that you're going to absolutely love. The Thoughtful Gardener by Jinny Blom herself has fast catapulted into my top ten gardening books. 

The Thoughtful Gardener by Jinny Blom: Book Review on Modern Country Style

The Thoughtful Gardener by Jinny Blom: Book Review on Modern Country Style

First off, the photographs are absolutely stunning. Image after image of Jinny Blom's designs fill every page, including sneak peeks into her own garden. Each of them will have you scrutinising every single detail, trying to work out how you can bring such beauty, such magnificent understatement into your own garden.

The Thoughtful Gardener by Jinny Blom: Book Review on Modern Country Style

The Thoughtful Gardener by Jinny Blom: Book Review on Modern Country Style

But Jinny Blom doesn't leave you there, drooling over her work. She very generously takes us through her whole design process: from initial examination of the site for clues of any historical or architectural features which can be incorporated into the design.... 

The Thoughtful Gardener by Jinny Blom: Book Review on Modern Country Style


...through the stages of putting thought into action, and then tonnes of advice and inspiration about the planting itself.

The Thoughtful Gardener by Jinny Blom: Book Review on Modern Country Style

The Thoughtful Gardener by Jinny Blom: Book Review on Modern Country Style

Jinny Blom describes herself in The Thoughtful Gardener, which is published by Jacqui Small, as 'unmoved by fashion' but, somehow, whatever she does is absolutely at the forefront of what people love to look to for inspiration. Her timeless, soft planting, combined with her love of introducing a contemporary nod in the form of topiary and hard landscaping, make her one of the very best Modern Country Garden Designers around.

Take Care Until Next Time,
Sarahxx

Images via Jinny Blom

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4 comments :

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Gorgeous! I love seeing other peoples gardens because I have no talent when it comes to growing anything.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Aw, really? I think so much of it is practice to build your confidence...and LOVING the process, even when it all goes wrong!!!
Sarah xx ❤️

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