Elizabeth Lawrence: The Sage of Southern Gardening 

Sat, 2018-11-10 13:24 -- blazej
28 Oct
Andrea Sprott
Elizabeth Lawrence at her garden gate, August 1957. Photo courtesy the Charlotte Observer collection.

Elizabeth Lawrence Is best known as a garden writer-- one of the best of the 20th century. Through a highly informative yet conversational style of writing, she encouraged her readers to embrace diversity in their gardens by trying something new. Even though she most often wrote of her own experiences in her two Southern gardens in North Carolina, her readers and correspondences spanned the entire county and beyond, making her a literary and horticultural icon.

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