Unusually Clever People

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

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. Michele Owens says:

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