• Title: In a Green Shade: Writings from Homeground
  • Author: Allen Lacy
  • ISBN: 0046442003780
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a Green Shade Writings from Homeground Since truly fortunate gardeners have been those who have subscribed to Allen Lacy s HOMEGROUND a quarterly newsletter Now over a hundred pieces of writing taken from this lively periodical appe
    Since 1993, truly fortunate gardeners have been those who have subscribed to Allen Lacy s HOMEGROUND, a quarterly newsletter Now over a hundred pieces of writing taken from this lively periodical appear as IN A GREEN SHADE Many of them grow from the author s thirty years of experience transforming a small suburban lot into a private Eden, with its woodland garden, its coSince 1993, truly fortunate gardeners have been those who have subscribed to Allen Lacy s HOMEGROUND, a quarterly newsletter Now over a hundred pieces of writing taken from this lively periodical appear as IN A GREEN SHADE Many of them grow from the author s thirty years of experience transforming a small suburban lot into a private Eden, with its woodland garden, its cottage garden, and its extensive deck and container gardens Readers will find thoughtful discussions of perennials, annuals, and woody plants, as well as the tropical and subtropical plants that are of such keen interest today After taking in Lacy s spirited recommendations, they will find themselves unable to do without the daffodil called Hawera , the hosta Sum and Substance , fragrant leaved geraniums, or the Roughneck Stool from Rubbermaid a weeder s helper IN A GREEN SHADE also travels farther afield, commenting on botanical history and such matters as the perennial conflict between gardeners and television weather reporters, or between proponents of native plants and their cosmopolitan colleagues As Henry Mitchell wrote of Lacy s THE GARDEN IN AUTUMN, Among other virtues, it is based on firsthand experience by a gardener who happens to be an admirable writer.

    One Reply to “In a Green Shade: Writings from Homeground”

    1. In A Green Shade: Writings From Homeground by Allen Lacy (Houghton Miflin 2008)(635.9). Allen Lacy is an excellent garden writer. These are collected columns he wrote as part of a newsletter he once published on his own home gardening ground. My rating: 7/10, finished 2009.

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