Lawrence, Elizabeth A Southern Garden : A Handbook for the Middle South
Chapel Hill, NC University of North Carolina Press 1984 0807841005 / 9780807841006 Revised Edition Soft Cover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket
Soft cover, white wrappers and dust jacket. Minor edge wear, a little soiling to edges, darkening inside covers under DJ flaps. Jacket shows a little edge wear. A bright, attractive copy. xxix + 257 pp, index, table of blooming dates, Preface to the Paperbound edition, Further Notes 1967.
"First published in 1942, A Southern Garden continues to be an indispensable guide for gardeners in the South and indeed in all parts of Zone 8, from Richmond to the West Coast. Using her own gardens and those of her neighbors, she has gathered practical ideas for this handbook for many years. Here can be found what to plant (the common and scientific names for each flower are given), where to get it, when and where to plant it, and how much to nurse it. Tables giving the blooming dates of more than eight hundred plant varieties, recorded over a period of years, are indispensable to garden plans. The author takes us through the cycle of seasons, telling us which plants are most suitable for bloom in the Middle South's mild winters, in the long springs, in the hot, dry summers, and in the slow climax of autumns."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall