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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Garden Bloggers' Book Club February Meeting


Welcome to the 4th virtual meeting for the Garden Bloggers’ Book Club. This month, we read Two Gardeners: Katharine S. White & Elizabeth Lawrence--A Friendship in Letters, edited by Emily Herring Wilson.

We’ll start out with some links to background information on the two letter writers. I found a biography of Elizabeth Lawrence which is on a website dedicated to her. I also found biographical information on Katharine S. White, but it is on Wikipedia, so consider the source if there are any inaccuracies.

Want to know more? Consider these links:

North Caroline Historic Landmarks Commission website on Elizabeth Lawrence and her Charlotte garden.

A reminisce by Katharine S. White’s son, mostly about E.B. White but with some insights on Katherine.

Excerpts from “A Garden of One’s Own” by Elizabeth Lawrence.

And now, on to our reviews and posts about the book. We have some faithful club members posting along with some newcomers! Click on the link to get to each one.

Old Roses from “A Gardening Year” in New Jersey.

Jenn from “Garden Djinn” in Michigan

Tracy from “Outside” in Minnesota

Carol, your hostess, from “May Dreams Gardens” in Indiana

Colleen from “In The Garden Online” in Michigan

Barbee, from the “Garden at Crocker Croft” in Kentucky (who wrote something 3 years ago but agreed I could include it!)

Annie from The Transplantable Rose in Texas

Genie from “The Inadvertent Gardener” in Iowa

Sissy from “Got Serenity” in Illinois

Apple from “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree” in New York

Windy, who posted at LibraryThing, go to message 14

El at Fast Grow the Weeds in Michigan

More posts added since first posting:

New member post from Vonlafin at Gardening with God in Indiana! Her blog is brand new and this is her second post.

Entangled at Tangled Branches in Virginia also posted a reivew of The Little Bulbs by Elizabeth Lawrence.

Gloria at Pollinators-Welcome in Illinois

Thank you all for participating, and especially to those of you who have faithfully participated since the beginning of the book club back in November. I need to go back through the 4 posts and make a list of who you are to give you special thanks.

If you posted your review after I published this post, no problem. This is all virtual, so just let me know and I’ll add you to the post. If I missed your post, please accept my apologies! As soon as you let me know, I’ll update with your link.

And now I leave you with this quote from Onward and Upward in the Garden by Katharine S. White:

I have learned more about horticulture, plants, and garden history and literature from Elizabeth Lawrence than from any other one person”.

7 comments:

Genie said...

Carol, thanks for the terrific round-up, as always. I'm really enjoying this book club and looking forward to going around and reading others' posts!

Annie in Austin said...

Carol, you have exceeded your already high standards -the links are wonderful! The Historic Landmarks Commission had so much detailed information that it needs a second, slower reading.

And I sure want to read A Garden of One's Own in the near future.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Carol, thanks for the roundup and for turning me on to this book. I have read it and enjoyed it thoroughly... I just seem to be incompetent at writing book reviews, so I didn't create a post about it.

Entangled said...

Hi Carol, sorry I'm late. My "alternate selection" review is posted at:
http://tangledbranches.com/blog/2007/02/little-bulbs.html

Now I'm off to read the other reviews...

Annie in Austin said...

Carol, I can't get Barbee's link to work - it just says blogger page not found. Is it just me or is this happening to everyone?

Annie

Carol said...

Annie...oops, it was everyone, I missed the last character on the url. It is fixed now!

Gloria said...

Carol,post about the 'Two Gardeners' is now up on my blog.
Computor woes...

Pollinators-welcome