bulbs that bring memories

Judy Glattstein jglatt@ptd.net
Tue, 29 Jul 2003 11:50:53 PDT
One of the seminal books that was important in my development as a gardener,
and also in my love of bulbs, was "The Little Bulbs" by Elizabeth Lawrence.
In it she mentions Mr. Krippendorf and his garden, Lob's Woods. When I
learned that Lob's Woods (in Ohio) was now a public garden, I wrote and
asked for information. They had a pamphlet, simply titled "Lob's Woods,"
which was also written by Elizabeth Lawrence.

Fast forward to when I lived in Wilton, CT. Sydney Eddison and I met, and
became best friends. A friend of hers was Mr. Krippendorf's granddaughter,
and had snowdrops that came from Lob's Woods. Sydney gave me some, and when
we moved from Connecticut to New Jersey, some came with me.

I never met either Elizabeth Lawrence or Mr. Krippendorf, other than in the
printed page. But these little Galanthus nivalis connect their gardens in
North Carolina and Ohio, Sydney's garden in Connecticut, and my own
BelleWood Garden in a way that is very important to me.

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