By Elizabeth Lawrence,Ann L. Armstrong,Lindie Wilson
Lawrence exchanged crops and gardening counsel with each person from southern “farm girls” buying and selling bulbs in backyard announcements to in demand local gardeners. She corresponded with nursery proprietors, daily yard gardeners, and literary luminaries similar 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 hide particular crops, similar to candy peas, hellebores, peonies, and the bamboo growing to be 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 several of Lawrence’s writing, those columns are peppered with references to conversations with friends and quotations from poetry, mythology, and correspondence. They brim with wisdom received from a life of experimenting in her gardens, from her visits to different gardens, and from her huge reading.
Lawrence as soon as wrote, “Dirty fingernails will not be the one requirement for becoming crops. One has to be as prepared to check as to dig, for an information of vegetation is got as a lot from books as from experience.” As inspiring at the present time as once they first seemed within the Charlotte Observer, the columns accrued in Beautiful in any respect Seasons show off not just Lawrence’s massive wisdom but additionally her intimate, conversational writing kind and her lifelong get together of gardens and gardening.
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