By Elizabeth Lawrence,Ann L. Armstrong,Lindie Wilson
Lawrence exchanged crops and gardening suggestions with every person from southern “farm women” buying and selling bulbs in backyard announcements to fashionable nearby gardeners. She corresponded with nursery vendors, daily yard gardeners, and literary luminaries comparable to Katharine White and Eudora Welty. Her books, together with A Southern Garden, The Little Bulbs, and Gardens in Winter, encouraged a number of generations of gardeners within the South and beyond.
The columns during this quantity disguise particular vegetation, akin to candy peas, hellebores, peonies, and the bamboo transforming into outdoors her living-room window, in addition to broader themes together with the usefulness of vines, the significance of day-by-day pruning, and natural gardening. like any of Lawrence’s writing, those columns are peppered with references to conversations with associates and quotations from poetry, mythology, and correspondence. They brim with wisdom won from a life of experimenting in her gardens, from her visits to different gardens, and from her broad reading.
Lawrence as soon as wrote, “Dirty fingernails are usually not the one requirement for turning out to be crops. One has to be as keen to check as to dig, for an information of crops is bought as a lot from books as from experience.” As inspiring this present day as once they first seemed within the Charlotte Observer, the columns accumulated in Beautiful in any respect Seasons exhibit not just Lawrence’s colossal wisdom but additionally her intimate, conversational writing type and her lifelong social gathering of gardens and gardening.
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Beautiful at All Seasons: Southern Gardening and Beyond with Elizabeth Lawrence by Elizabeth Lawrence,Ann L. Armstrong,Lindie Wilson