Winter In The Eudora Welty Garden

Winter in the Eudora Welty garden is quite beautiful, even though most of the blooming flowers are dormant,  the Camellia Room is putting on its’ finest show…

Camellias

One Writer’s Garden: Eudora Welty’s Home Place, Susan Haltom and Jane Roy Brown’s book chronicling the garden from start to demise to reincarnation, is organized by seasons.  Today I decided to reread the winter section as it seemed seasonally appropriate!

I know the story about the garden’s decline in Miss Welty’s winter years but it still gives me pause each time I think about it.  A neighbor’s complaint, in the form of a letter to the newspaper telling of snake pits and such,  led to a meeting with Susan Haltom who was working at the time for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. (No snake pits were discovered!)

Under Susan’s watchful eye, and with the help of many, the garden has been restored lovingly to capture its’ point of significance.

The garden has moved through its winter and is now enjoying evolving through the seasons…

winter…

Camellias

spring…

Native Azalea

summer…

Rose

fall…

Ornamental Ginger

lovingly restored for all to enjoy…

dog in garden

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Comments

  1. I love stories of restoration. This looks like a beautiful place.

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      It really is beautiful and I love that it is restored to the period of its’ design.