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Eleanor Perenyi

Green-thoughts-a-writer-in-the-garden 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.

Posted by on May 9, 2009 at 6:55 am, in the category Unusually Clever People.
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4 responses to “Eleanor Perenyi”

  1. Michele Owens says:

    She was just the best. Too bad she didn’t write half a dozen gardening books.

  2. El says:

    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.

  3. 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…

  4. Thank you for posting this, Susan. Green Thoughts is one of my favourite books ever.