- Taschenbuch: 288 Seiten
- Verlag: The University of North Carolina Press; Auflage: New edition (26. Februar 2001)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0807849308
- ISBN-13: 978-0807849309
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14,2 x 1,8 x 23,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.855.422 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Gardening books written in elegant style and filled with information are rare indeed. (William Lanier Hunt)
An extraordinary evocation of the actual joy of handling plants and working the soil. (Penelope Hobhouse in "Garden Style")
The essential appeal of her book rests in its sense of place, its encyclopedic knowledge of plants and its conversational style. ("Charlotte Observer")
I have learned more about horticulture, plants, and garden history and literature from Elizabeth Lawrence than from any other one person. (Katharine S. White in "Onward and Upward in the Garden")
"Continues to be the best book about gardening in the South today. Technology and lifestyles have changed greatly since [Lawrence] wrote the book in 1941, but plants have not."
-- "Gwinnett Daily Post"
"The best written advice on landscaping and gardening in the Southeast."
-- "Fine Gardening"
Lawrence's exceptional gift for writing about plants puts this volume in the category of fine literature, so even if you aren't a gardener, you'll still enjoy it. Be forewarned, though: If you aren't a gardener before reading "A Southern Garden", chances are you will be when you finish. ("Southern Living")
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Elizabeth Lawrence was the first woman to receive a degree in landscape architecture from the North Carolina State College School of Design. Her own legendary gardens in Raleigh and Charlotte provided the background for her books and columns.
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She lived and gardened first in Raleigh, then in Charlotte (both Zone 8). The winters in Zone 7 were a bit colder, but many of the plants she recommended for Zone 8, survived in Zone 7 where my family lived and gardened. Given global warming, I think much of Zone 7, which extends right up the East Coast--almost to New England (?)--is now verging on becoming Zone 8 -- at least the part that lies east of the "fall line" on the coastal plain.
I have lived in Arlington, Virginia for a number of years, and have seen a decided shift in the climate in my area. Crepe Myrtles that used to live no futher north than Fredericksburg and die back to the ground in Arlington don't. And Catbirds, a real southerner are nesting in my yard. Both of these are Zone 8 transplants.
Even though I am technicaly in the lower edge of Zone 7, I can grow almost anything Miss Lawrence discusses in her book "A Southern Garden" in my garden. My house is on the "fall line" however, and just west of me the winters are a tad too cold for some things. But if you live in Zone 7, and like a plant try it. If it lives great, if not you've gained some wonderful experience.
Most importantly, pay attention to Miss Lawrence when she describes the 'old timey gardens' -- some say there is nothing new under the sun, and though that might not be entirely correct, many of the old plant forms she discusses are still extant.
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It can be read just like any other "story" book, either fiction or non-fiction. I guarantee you will enjoy it.