A Garden of One's Own: Writings of Elizabeth Lawrence: Writings of Elizabeth Laurence

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Gardening enthusiasts and those who love to read about gardening will be delighted by this new collection of Elizabeth Lawrence's work. A gifted landscape architect and writer, Lawrence (1904-85) chronicled her experiences with plants in a voice treasured for its distinctive blend of horticultural expertise and stylistic elegance. Through her six books, all still in print, Lawrence continues to inspire an ever-widening circle of dedicated readers everywhere. Between 1932 and 1978, Lawrence wrote more than fifty articles for gardening magazines, newsletters, and plant society bulletins. Uncovered in a seven-year search and collected here for the first time, these writings offer further testament to her talent for conveying practical details in an engaging, literate manner. Treating such subjects as trees and shrubs, bulbs, perennials, native plants, even fellow gardeners, this collection will be welcomed by the novice and knowledgeable gardener alike.

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[A] great writer and gardener who wove literature and history into her articles. Happy reading, and pray for gentle rain."Charlotte Leader" [H]er practical point of view, her literary perspective, and her elegant writing style make this book a delight."Journal American Rhododendron Society" [A] special treat for southeastern gardeners, though it is not necessary to live there to savor this graceful book."Horticulture" H er practical point of view, her literary perspective, and her elegant writing style make this book a delight."Journal American Rhododendron Society" A special treat for southeastern gardeners, though it is not necessary to live there to savor this graceful book."Horticulture" A great writer and gardener who wove literature and history into her articles. Happy reading, and pray for gentle rain."Charlotte Leader" "[A] great writer and gardener who wove literature and history into her articles. Happy reading, and pray for gentle rain."Charlotte Leader"" Curling up with these writings is as magical as meandering through a summer garden in the early morning."Southern Living" "[H]er practical point of view, her literary perspective, and her elegant writing style make this book a delight."Journal American Rhododendron Society"" "[A] special treat for southeastern gardeners, though it is not necessary to live there to savor this graceful book."Horticulture"" A treasure to be enjoyed."Richmond Times-Dispatch"

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Between 1932 and 1978, Elizabeth Lawrence wrote more than 50 articles for gardening magazines, newsletters, and plant society bulletins. This book offers a collection of these writings, including her treatment of such subjects as trees and shrubs, bulbs, perennials and native plants.

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