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.


  1. 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…

  2. 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.

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