A Rock Garden in the South by Elizabeth Lawrence,Nancy Goodwin,Allen Lacy

By Elizabeth Lawrence,Nancy Goodwin,Allen Lacy

As readers and critics round the kingdom agree, any new ebook by way of the popular backyard author Elizabeth Lawrence is like discovering a buried treasure. A Rock backyard within the South won't disappoint. published posthumously, this ebook is not just a welcome boost to the Lawrence canon, yet fills an immense hole within the backyard literature at the heart South.
Lawrence, in her traditional beautiful prose, bargains with the total variety of rock gardening subject matters during this paintings. She addresses the original challenge of cultivating rock gardens within the South, the place the turning out to be season is lengthy and humidity and warmth should not conducive to such planting. She describes her personal stories in creating a rock backyard, with very good suggestion on putting stones, developing steps, ordering crops, and making cuttings.
At an identical time, what she writes approximately here's largely of curiosity to gardeners in every single place and for gardens without or with rocks. As continually, she completely discusses the crops she has tried—recommending bulbs and different perennials of all types, annuals, and woody plants—with poetic descriptions of the crops themselves in addition to particular and precious cultural recommendation. A Rock backyard within the South contains an encyclopedia of crops alphabetized via genus and species and divided into components: wooden and non-woody plants.

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