onward and upward in the garden Author:katharine s white Katharine S. White began working at The New Yorker in 1925, the year of its founding, andwas editor there for thirty-four years. Throughout and beyond those years she was also a gardener; E.B. White remarks in his introduction, "She simply accepted the act of gardening as the natural thing to be occupied with in one's spare time, no matter wher... more »e one was or how deeply involved in other affairs." In 1958, when her job as an editor was coming to a close, Mrs. White wrote the first of a series of fourteen garden pieces that appeared in'The New Yorker" over the next twelve years. Entitled, "Onward and Upward in the Garden", that opening piece was undoubtedly the first critical review of garden catalogues.
We also follow her as she explores the long history and rich literature of gardening, and we share the enthusiasm of a gardener whose excitement in growing things is contagious.« less