A Gardener's Excursions
Author: Allen Lacy
In this splendid collection of short essays, gardener, writer, and professor Allen Lacy takes readers on a series of garden excursions, beginning at home. Lacy writes of his experiences with a variety of plants--evening primrose, prairie gentian, sumac, coreopsis, fuchsias, gloriosa lilies--in his own garden in New Jersey. Then he charts his travels to other gardens, in the United States, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands. Final essays in Farther Afield include a discussion of garden writing, profiles of other horticulturists, and humorous pieces on cats and houseplants, and, of course, flamingoes.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
In The News
“He has book learning and hands-on experience aplenty, but his most powerful teaching took is infectious enthusiasm. ” —Christopher Reed, Horticulture
“Lacy writes with a delightfully wicked sense of humor and an abiding sympathy for the green world and that strange beast, the gardener.” —Jane Pepper, Philadelphia Inquirer