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A Rock Garden in the South Hardcover – July 20, 1990

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“As in all her gardening books, Elizabeth Lawrence writes from her own experience and personal records and out of relish and delight. . . . She’s written with the intimacy that comes of full knowledge, true and patient love, a grower’s sense of continuity in the natural world, and a lyricist’s lifetime practice of praise.”
(Eudora Welty)

“I have learned more about horticulture, plants, and garden history and literature from Elizabeth Lawrence than from any other one person.”
(Katherine White, The New Yorker)

About the Author

Elizabeth Lawrence (1904–1985) wrote a popular gardening column for the Charlotte Observer from 1957 until 1971. She is the author of A Southern Garden, Gardens in Winter, and Lob's Wood. Her books Beautiful at All Seasons, Gardening for Love, and The Little Bulbs, are published by Duke University Press.

Nancy Goodwin is the author of Montrose: Life in a Garden, also published by Duke University Press.

Allen Lacy, formerly a gardening columnist for the New York Times, is the author of numerous gardening books. Goodwin and Lacy are coauthors of A Year in Our Gardens: Letters by Nancy Goodwin and Allen Lacy.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books; First Edition edition (July 20, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822309866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822309864
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,435,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dianne Foster HALL OF FAME on July 18, 2000
Format: Hardcover
In "A Rock Garden in the South" Ms. Lawrence returns to her greatest strength. I don't think anyone has ever understood rock gardens as well as Ms. Lawrence. And if you're concerned about water scarcity and drought, knowing about rock gardening is quite pragmatic.
Although the book was written some time ago, and released after her death, it was edited by Nancy Goodwin and Allen Lacy, so the contents are solid and up to date. The contents read somewhat like an annotated plant list, but Ms. Lawrence writes beautiful prose so it's not at all dry and boring. In fact, her writing is useful and entertaining.
Ms. Lawrence believed you could make a rock garden almost anywhere--even if you didn't have rocks. The key is to plant things that will grow in your area. Most of her writing in this book is useful for the middle South -- Zones 6-8 -- but if you look at a garden book showing the USDA growing zones you'll see they extend clear across the country.
The book contains a great deal of information about plants and their likes and dislikes. There are no photographs, this is solid text, however, if I want to know what something looks like I find a catalog from Wayside Gardens and poke around. Some of the more esoteric items may not be pictured in any garden catalog with photos, but sometimes it's worth the gamble to just try something on faith.
Several pages showing plant requirements (will it work in dry shade?), as well as sources for seed exchanges and nurseries are located in the back of the book.
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