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Green Thoughts by Eleanor Perenyi
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Feb 15, 2012

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Eleanor Perenyi was a retired editor from Glamour who had a garden in Connecticut. Her passion appeared to be old fashioned flowering perennials-such as roses, tulips and Turk's lilies. But she provides useful information about seed catalogs, blocking the garden with swarths of solid color and preparing the soil. She has also talks about gardeners that have gone before her-such as Ellen Willmot who had several outstanding gardens but lost them due to the pre-WWII economy.

For those who have a traditional garden, Ms. Perenyi has a great deal of insight about various topics. But for someone who is gardening for wildlife, her information is limited and she didn't appear to appreciate the wildlife and the beauty around the garden. Her focus was on the beauty that she could create in the garden.

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