By Elizabeth Lawrence,Ann L. Armstrong,Lindie Wilson
Lawrence exchanged vegetation and gardening information with each person from southern “farm women” buying and selling bulbs in backyard announcements to favourite neighborhood gardeners. She corresponded with nursery vendors, daily yard gardeners, and literary luminaries akin to Katharine White and Eudora Welty. Her books, together with A Southern Garden, The Little Bulbs, and Gardens in Winter, encouraged numerous generations of gardeners within the South and beyond.
The columns during this quantity hide particular vegetation, comparable to candy peas, hellebores, peonies, and the bamboo becoming outdoor her living-room window, in addition to broader issues 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 usually are not the single requirement for turning out to be crops. One has to be as prepared 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 after they first seemed within the Charlotte Observer, the columns accumulated in Beautiful in any respect Seasons show off not just Lawrence’s mammoth wisdom but additionally her intimate, conversational writing type and her lifelong get together 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