It might seem curious to think I have anything at all in common with Beatrix Farrand, but in fact, I do J I am landscape designer, for one and I am a working woman, for another.
The Hort Society provided wine, cheese, and crackers and early guests were talking and catching up.
The black and white garden plans and the watercolor renderings are combined with the many photographs of the gardens Beatrix designed – as well as many photographs of Beatrix – as a child; so cute yet elegant posing in winter on a city street, she seems to be standing in a snow globe – unperturbed with what looks like snowflakes falling around her, she stands erect and wise in her coat adorned with fur and a charming hat cocked to one side for a definite fashion statement. And her debutante portrait in stunning white gown and a to die for pearl choker and feather fan (it can’t be a handbag, could it?) described in the book as “a gown of white silk, with chiffon of the same color. The bodice was cut décolletée and the skirt en traine. Pearl and diamond ornaments were worn, with white roses.” Wow. And you must check out Beatrix's furs and pearls photograph by Sarah Choate Sears on page 41! Exquisite...
And there are also plenty of images showing Farrand working in her greenhouse and library.
You have to get the book www.beatrixfarrandgarden.org or www.amazon.com:beatrixfarrand:privategardenspubliclandscapes and/or sign on for the Beatrix Farrand Society News www.BeatrixFarrand.org (The 1943 image of Beatrix Farrand on the cover of the newsletter and in the book's first chapter in her Glendhills Studio bears more than a passing resemblance to Glenn Close! http://tinyurl.com/ydnd76t)