Beloved garden writer Eleanor Perenyi died this week, at the age of 91. Her book Green Thoughts turned a lot of us into gardeners, including Mackenzie Carpenter, who sent us the story.
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Thank you for posting this, Susan. Green Thoughts is one of my favourite books ever.
I love this book and have reread it with great fondness over the years. It is actually the very first garden book I ever bought. I don’t what persuaded me to get it because I didn’t have a garden at that point of my life. Of course, I became a gardener, and I have treasured Green Thoughts since then. She was ahead of her time! And she wrote so beautifully…
I am so sad!
That said, what a long life. There must be something to it, tending a garden and relaxing with a smoke and a drink afterward, thinking wry vegetative thoughts.
She was just the best. Too bad she didn’t write half a dozen gardening books.
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hell of a lot