“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.”
“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.
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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.