A Year in Our Gardens

A Year in Our Gardens

Letters by Nancy Goodwin and Allen Lacy

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Two gardeners share a year in their gardens through a series of letters wherein they exchange stories and information about their latest plantings, and their lives. Garden Bk Club.

The University of North Carolina Press
Two passionate gardeners chronicle the cycle of a gardening year and muse on life, music, and friendship in this collection of letters.

This engaging collection of letters follows the course of a year in the gardens of two passionate gardeners, Nancy Goodwin and Allen Lacy. They share a climate zone (7A), but their gardens differ enormously. Lacy gardens on a 100-by-155-foot plot of former farmland in southern New Jersey, on soil so sandy that he must water frequently if he is to garden at all. Goodwin gardens on rich clay loam at her historic piedmont North Carolina home--which comprises more than sixty acres of woodland, meadow, and established plantings--and she refuses to irrigate, because she believes in growing only those plants that are naturally adapted to the conditions of her land.

Through their letters, Lacy and Goodwin provide a charming and revealing chronicle of their lives and the lives of their gardens. They exchange stories of their horticultural successes and failures; trade information about a great many plants; discuss their hopes, fears, and inspirations; and muse on the connections between gardening and music, family, and friendship.

& Taylor

Shares the letters of gardeners Nancy Goodwin and Allen Lacy over the course of a year, revealing their horticultural stories, trade secrets, and the connection between gardening and their personal lives.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, 2001.
ISBN: 9780807826034
Characteristics: xxii, 208 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lacy, Allen 1935-2015.


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